Various studies and research have been done revolving around the lack of security for some medical devices. One of the main problems found lay with embedded web services that allow devices to communicate with one another and feed digital data directly to patient medical records.
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.