4 Office Security Issues You Didn’t Know Existed

Security is essential for maintaining trust in a company or business. When most people think about office security, they probably imagine hackers getting into the office’s main servers. Oftentimes, security issues that offices face are much more nuanced than this. Below are four examples of security issues you may not know about and how to help stop them.

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  1. Printers and copiers

Did you know that multifunction printers (MFPs) can hold data on their hard drive? Documents can potentially be retrieved directly from the hard drive or through Wi-Fi if not properly protected. Thankfully, if your MFP is from Konica Minolta and Caltronics, they have taken numerous steps to ensure that these types of threats will never be an issue for your office. Two such steps are the ability to auto-delete older print jobs and password protection.

2. Social media use

Let’s be honest – every employee with social media accounts has logged onto Facebook or Twitter while on their work computer. These sites, however, are becoming increasingly popular for phishing attempts. And if hackers gain access this way, they may be able to get access to office documents. Make sure that employees are made aware that if they choose to use social media, they should not be clicking any questionable links. Or, you can block access to these sites from office computers.

3. Paper filing

 It may appear to be safer to keep confidential documents in paper form rather than online, considering all of the talk lately about hacking. But when papers are filed without proper precautions, they can just as easily fall into the wrong hands. Paperless solutions, like the ones offered by Caltronics, can be a secure alternative that ensures these important documents are not vulnerable to being physically taken.

4. Using mobile devices for business

It is becoming common practice for employees to bring their own devices to work. This practice needs to be supervised, however, because of the security risks involved. Smartphones and tablets can be vulnerable to hacking and phishing attempts, sometimes even easier than computers.

This is especially the case when office computers have standardized security measures in place. If people are accessing secure information via their mobile device, whether in the office or at home, it is necessary to have a cloud server with strong encryption, and the employees should be made aware of the risks.

When you use Caltronics, we can help you reduce your risks and simplify your document usage.

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