HP Print Security: Importance

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Why it’s

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» How HP
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» Industry

» Mobile security

How can printing, copying, faxing and scanning put your organization at risk?


Every day employees print, fax, copy, scan and send a company’s most important information. Server
firewalls and other security barriers usually protect this information—until it reaches the printing

» How is printing unsecure?

Is your data at risk?

Printing and imaging systems—and data—can be compromised in a variety of ways.

Hard copy theft—Nearly 30 percent of all printed documents are left at the printer for anyone to take.

Hardware theft—Documents sent to HP printers and MFPs can be stored for later printing. A stolen hard disk can expose these documents.

Unauthorized changes to settings—If a device’s settings and controls are unprotected, anyone can reroute print jobs and even access vital passwords and network information.

Unauthorized MFP use—MFPs can send, fax and even e-mail. Anyone with access to your MFP can also send confidential information to any fax number or e-mail address in the world.

Network sniffing—A “network sniffer” can read data traveling between a PC and a printer, exposing the print job, routing addresses and more.

How is printing unsecure?

» What are the business consequences?

What are the business consequences?

The consequences of unsecure printing

What happens when security lapses aren’t fixed? Every year, millions of dollars are lost due to:
  • Private and corporate lawsuits
  • Government fines
  • Industry violations
  • Employee and customer identity theft
  • Stolen competitive information

Print security resources

Learn more about why security is important with these helpful resources.

Is your printing environment at risk?

Find out using our security self-assessment tools or HP assessment services.
At a top financial institution, printed memos addressing an upcoming IPO were viewed on an output tray, resulting in $7 million in profit loss.