Find Out Who You Can Trust With Your Data and Win a $3000 Rose Gold HP Spectre Laptop
Where would we be without the internet? For many of us, the thought just doesn’t bear thinking about. But, despite the value it adds to our lives, there is no doubt that the digital age also presents us with new challenges and risks; a major one being the security of our personal information.
Last year, over 4 billion data records were compromised worldwide, and it’s clearly a growing issue. In fact, that’s a 400% increase over the previous two years. Scary, huh?
Whilst many of us understand the importance of installing up to date security on our PC’s, smartphones and other devices that hold valuable data, how many of us consider the printer to pose a security threat? The reality is that we don’t realise how easy it is for hackers to break into unsecure printers, and we often don’t consider the fact that nowadays, printers aren’t ‘just printers.’ They are computer’s inside printers – they can email and fax, and they have wifi internet access and (particularly in an office environment) they have multiple users. Just like our PC’s they have hardware, firmware and software and when they are connected to an organisation’s network, they can be the open door that lets cyber criminals in to access your data, if they are unsecure.
That’s right, your office printer could be the weak link that allows a hacker not only to gain access to scanned documents that may be sitting on the printer’s hard drive, but access to its directory of users. From there a hacker can go through the users and go right into your personal network.
All sounding a little complicated, overwhelming or <cough> boring to you?
Maybe Christian Slater can explain it better!
HP have identified that it is ‘endpoints;’ like office printers and photocopiers that are most at risk of being preached by cyber criminals, and have made it their global pact to improve data security on one of the most vulnerable areas of office life.
The A3 format ‘Pagewide’ Printer/Copier/Scanner is considered the gold standard in the Australian office operations market. It ios highly suitable for a range of small to medium commercial entities, but is particularly suitable for those industries that deal with sensitive and personal information e.g. healthcare, legal, manufacturing and financial.
Other Reasons to Choose the HP A3 Format ‘Pagewide’ Printer/Copier/Scanner
- This device is the market leader in secure printing technology. Multi-stage users and network integration protection serves as a virtual shield against hackers gaining network access.
- Its super reliable. This device has less moving parts, and advances sensors to predict potential problems – often before these cause a breakdown. Combined with less moving parts the printer mechanism is futuristic in its own right, developing a new generation eco-friendly ink application process taken from 3D printing technology, as well as being able to sense potential problems before they arise.
- It can streamline your work life. Customisable applications on the device itself ensure office procedures are efficient, relevant to the organisation and task and fully adaptable as the organisation changes and grows. It’s like having an extra staff member that is always at your service!
The HP A3 format ‘Pagewide’ Printer/Copier/Scanner is available exclusively from the RBC Group.
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