I remember a time I was going about my daily processing for a previous company I had worked for and happened to notice someone else’s documents were included in the ones I had just printed. Believing these documents must’ve been of importance to the printer (to be clear, the person who printed the documents not the actual device!) I did not want to just throw the documents away. I was about to lay the documents on the printer and walk away until I noticed some of the information within the document appeared to consist of somewhat confidential information regarding particular employees within the organization. It became clear to me that the person who printed these documents must’ve sent them to the wrong printer — and in the wrong department. Given the particular employee the documents referenced, I was able to decipher to which department head they were intended for and decided to let HR know I was handing them over to whom they were intended.
Are you confident the data your business is printing is getting to the intended parties and only those intended parties? What would happen if your business information got into the wrong hands?
Even though these types of printing mistakes may seem harmless, they can breed havoc on the success of your business due to data breaches and security threats. This makes it very important to be aware of current and potential threats to your business involving data and security for print. We will discuss ways you can help avoid these threats.