Research shows printers are being left vulnerable to cyber attacks

A recent Spiceworks survey of more than 300 enterprise IT decisionmakers shows only 16% think printers are at high risk for a security threat/breach, significantly less than desktops/laptops and mobile devices. This perception has tainted how IT staffs are approaching network security. While nearly three in five organizations have security practices in place for printers, this percentage is well below that for other endpoints— and leaves printers vulnerable.

This white paper presents data on printer security based on the Spiceworks survey, the impact of security breaches, and some of the modern built-in printer security features designed to protect against cyber attacks.