The issue of data security is pervasive. More than 7 billion records were exposed through breaches in just the first nine months of 2017 – a jump of over 300% from the prior year. And, five of the top breaches in 2017 were among the largest ten breaches of all time. With over five million records lost or stolen every day, protecting businesses and consumers from data breaches is a top concern among executives in all industries. While there’s a tendency to think of data breaches in terms of the web and digital initiatives, security is no less critical for printing operations, according to Inkjet Insight.
Printing organizations, particularly in-plant operations within financial services and healthcare organizations, can be targets or simply points of entry for hackers to gain access to a corporate network. In fact, over half (52%) of breaches in the United States were due to hackers and criminal insiders. However, 49% of companies surveyed by the Ponemon Institute in 2016 acknowledged a data breach caused by a third-party vendor that resulted in the misuse of sensitive or confidential information. And, another 16% were not even certain that such an event had not occurred. Inkjet Insight pointed out that this gives print buyers a great deal of concern about the data security of their suppliers and should, in turn, make printing organizations take careful account of the security procedures of their own business partners.
In support of this issue, Inkjet Insight has released Building End-to-End Data Security into Inkjet Print Operations, a free whitepaper commissioned by Toronto’s Crawford Technologies for inkjet professionals. It includes information on the following crucial security issues and topics:
- The Cost of Data Breaches
- Planning for End-to-End Security
- Challenges with Securing High-Speed Printing
- Best Practices: Data Protection by Design and by Default
- Considerations for Production Inkjet Environments
- Multiple Benefits of End-to-End Data Protection