According to IDC, about 44% of Latin American companies increased their cybersecurity investments in 2021 due to the rise of remote and hybrid work and the use of cloud services, as well as the explosion in data volume. Workflows often expand across devices, networks and regions.
However, when developing their cybersecurity strategy, many companies are not aware that they need security in their print and document management infrastructures, so security on multifunctional printing devices (MFPs) is not on their list of priorities. They have to take into account that printing has become very smart: a MFP not only has the technology to optimize the workspace, but it also provides a lot of data on how people work and represents a large input, output and storage of business data.
At this point, the most common risks within companies concerning MFPs are unauthorized access and use, attacks from outside the company or the loss of confidential data, customer records or sensitive information.
When we talk about security, we include these main aspects:
It is also important to follow these tips:
Today's workspaces are more connected than ever, and untold amounts of information storage can be accessed remotely, which means that security is an indispensable requirement and a priority.
There is no doubt that the role of the MFP vendor has evolved far beyond transactional, one-dimensional hardware provision to actual data management and control. The capabilities of MFPs now encompass information capture of multichannel inputs, classification of captured data, and workflow integration for secure storage and analysis. In this complex web of stringent regulatory and retention requirements, coupled with internal and external threats that put records at risk of loss, it is imperative to have a vendor that has an approach for companies to ensure that their print systems are comprehensively protected.
In conclusion, the modern digital workplace is as dynamic as the cyber threats it faces. A combination of security threats, legislative requirements and complex industry standards means that the potential for reputational and fiscal damage has never been greater. Now is the time to work with a trusted and highly experienced partner like Ricoh to protect your most important business assets in this era of the information economy.
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