The machines have invaded the office and stolen our private information!
No, that isn’t an episode summary for Star Trek: The Next Generation. According to a recent CBS News report, most copiers manufactured since 2002 contain a hard drive that stores documents copied, scanned, and emailed by the machines. That means sensitive information about your employees and customers are collected and stored (and therefore accessible by others) in places you never even thought to look. And if that information gets out, guess who is responsible? I’ll give you a clue – it’s not the copy machine.
Our partners at Polsinelli Shughart have done some investigating on this topic in their article “Is Your Copier a Data Breach Waiting to Happen?” You’ll find the details on the potential hazards and what you can do to ensure your private information stays private. Click here for the article.