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Scan and secure

To help counter the lack of preparedness for GDPR amongst UK organisations (see PITR Issue 44, page 15), KYOCERA Document Solutions has launched KYOCERA SecureAudit.

Developed in the UK by KYOCERA’s product development team, SecureAudit provides a simple way to scan KYOCERA MFPs for security vulnerabilities, such as default admin passwords and open ports.

Eddie Ginja, Head of Innovation at KYOCERA, said: “Just like other IoT devices, our printers are now connected to the Internet as well as corporate networks, creating a massively expanded threat surface. Without adequate protection, cyber-attacks can easily gain access to unencrypted and other (personal) data available across entire IT networks.”

Recent research by Quocirca estimates that of the millions of business printers in the world, only 2% are secure, with as many as 63% of businesses surveyed experiencing one or more print-related data breaches.

KYOCERA SecureAudit will be offered within KYOCERA’s suite of application software, powered by HyPAS.

Other KYOCERA security solutions include biometric identification; user authentication, such as Net Manager, which only releases print jobs once a user has identified themselves at an MFP; data encryption; data overwriting processes; and automatic deletion processes.

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