If you don’t think printer security is important, maybe it’s time to pay attention to the experts.
Companies who introduce new products like to tout the security features of those products, but the reality is that underneath the hype, there is often an element of truth.
Our good friend, John Schweizer, vice president, at Continuum, shared an article with us from CyberNews about how the cybersecurity experts at that organization hacked into nearly 28,000 unsecured printers around the world, and had them print out a guide on printer security.
The cybersecurity experts targeted 50,000 devices in this exercise. The 27,944 hacked printers represent a success rate of 56%.
Think about it. If I’m a hacker and successful more than 50% of the time, how much damage can I cause? That’s a rhetorical question but I’ll answer it anyway. A heck of a lot!
What does that tell you about the vulnerabilities of network printers?
That’s why security and cybersecurity are considered huge door openers for dealers who offer managed services and why security and cybersecurity show up in our upcoming 35th Annual Dealer Survey as one of the top growth opportunities cited by dealers.
And look for Part 1 of our 35th Annual Dealer Survey in the October issue of The Cannata Report.
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