Are your ID Card Printers Leaving your Organization Vulnerable? March 17th, 2020

Are your ID Card Printers Leaving your Organization Vulnerable?

Are your ID card printers leaving your organisation vulnerable? This is an important question to ask yourself. One would trust that their array of printers will stay connected and protected to prevent hacks or access from unauthorized users searching for high-value data. Though it’s often overlooked within enterprises and corporations, ID Printers are definitely viewed as the most under-secured IoT devices, making them a hot find for cybercriminals. To put matters into perspective a recent study found that 59% of organizations have reported an incident of print-related data loss in the past year. There is a way to protect yourself and your corporation from such attacks.

When it comes to securing a corporation’s devices, you’ll need to ensure that all entry points are secured. A key tip to remember is being mindful of where your printer is actually located within your workplace, both physically and digitally, because its environment-placement is of utmost importance. Also, do remember that security breaches tend to occur when humans are involved, so when any human employee is occupying company devices, your employee should strive to provide the proper training and screening to prevent internal threats or vulnerabilities to social engineering schemes.

These aren’t your grandparents security threats, for they are evolving quickly, and they’ve gotten smarter with lots of momentum. It’s important to make sure that you and your employees are consistently updating your firmware, so that you can stay on the edge of security readiness for your printers’ environment.

With Entrust Datacard, there is a monumental difference in numbers. Their experts are constantly monitoring security threats and vulnerabilities and developing new security measures to keep their printer hardware one step ahead of cybercriminals. Entrust Datacard regularly releases printer firmware and driver updates that provide powerful security features – printer locks and alerts, enhanced security logs, updated networking components, and beyond – as well as the functionality and enhancements that can help to drive print productivity.

The devices in your ecosystem – including your ID Card Printers – must be authenticated to prevent sophisticated cybercriminals from gaining access to your entire print network and beyond. Click here to read more and ask your BlueStar specialist about the security devices offered by Entrust Datacard.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.