Security breaches have become commonplace, so much so that your chances of becoming the next victim are very high. Before you decide there's nothing you can do, look over our security tips and take action, starting today.
The Information in Your Care
As a business owner or office manager, you take on the responsibility to protect sensitive information.
Some of this information is about your company and runs the gamut from product data to bank account numbers.
Some of it is about your employees, which typically includes private data like salary information and social security numbers.
And then there's information belonging to your customers, which can include names and addresses, credit card numbers, and account passwords.
The question at hand is how much of this data is stored on your office's MFP? All of it? Some of it? The short answer is, it depends on your MFP and how you handle it. To avoid passing on any private data via your MFP, follow these security best practices.
1. Make Security a Priority
It may be easier to skip the recommended access controls built into your MFP, but it's not a good idea. Follow through with password protection and other available user authentications to keep hackers out of your MFP and your networks. And if the MFP you're considering doesn't include security protocols, keep looking until you find one that does.
2. MFP End-of-Life Best Practices
Whether you've purchased or leased your MFP, end-of-life security is critical. Don't pass on information stored on the hard drive by accident. Either request to keep your hard disk in your possession or have it scrubbed by the leaseholder.
3. Partner With a Reputable Vendor
Do plenty of research to make sure the vendor you choose is trustworthy. Not every MFP and not every vendor cares about your organization and your data. You can trust Elite Technology with both. Contact us today for world-class MFP technologies to help your business succeed today!