How well do you know your third-party vendors? Recent cyber attacks on well-known entities via third-party vendors should make all companies cautious about who they're doing business with. Here's how you can avoid security risks from third-party vendors.
Due to the highly networked nature of the devices, security needs to be a main focus to the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). Recommendations for security with IoT revolve around training employees, keeping unauthorized users from gaining access, and limiting the amount of collected consumer data and retained information
We’ve blogged at length about cyber security and all the ways hackers can break into your networks, computers, emails, etc. We’ve even mentioned the Internet of Things and how it has extended the digital business field by creating new efficiencies and revenue sources.
However, more recently, there has been an increase in potential hacking surfaces like thermostats, toasters, and refrigerators in your home. But, what’s even more dangerous is the threat that lies with devices that aren’t on the Internet: wireless home alarms.
Network printers and copiers are the machines that often handle sensitive documents and information, providing an access route to other computers or networks. Printers have become more complex now able to connect to the Internet, have increased random access memory (RAM), integrated disk drives, and multi-functionality. Each of these is a potential security vulnerability that should be taken more seriously. Below, we've highlighted the five main threats to printers as well as how to step up your security for them.