Printing & imaging devices store user credentials & other sensitive data such as stored print jobs that can be accessed if not encrypted or regularly erased.
Multifunction printers reside on your company network. They can also be hacked like a computer & be an entry point for malware & viruses.
Access Control & Authentication
In the absence of pull printing, sensitive documents may be retrieved by anyone who has access to printer settings & can exploit permissions.
Monitoring & Management
Lack of centralized printer control can lead to inefficient, incomplete, & time-intensive efforts by IT to establish & maintain printer security settings.
Output trays can allow sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands. Unprotected input trays could lead to the theft of special paper–such as check stock.