According to the recent 2021 Data Threat Report commissioned by Thales, the level of confidence in infrastructure security continues to be a major concern to IT leaders in the business sector. While some organizations are making headway in their efforts to protect stored data against the threat of a data breach, the number of breaches reported remains stubbornly high. For example, in the US 56% of respondents stated they had experienced a breach at some time, with 47% in the last twelve months. In part, this level of data breach activity is down to criminals looking to take advantage of the COVID-19 situation and the increased level of remote staff accessing data outside the traditional secure office network.
When asked to rank what represented the greatest threat to their data security, “Malicious Insiders” was ranked as number one by the most number of people at just over 39%. In addition, 38% of respondents indicated that they believe encryption is one of the most effective technologies in preventing successful cyber attacks however; it would appear that a high level of data transmission still remains unencrypted.
Given the significantly high level of data breaches taking place, organizations need to take action to review and ensure their key business services, such as printing, does not become the next infiltration vector by internal or external players.
To assist organizations in protecting their print environment introduce them to Ringdale’s FollowMe® print management solution, trusted by enterprise and government organizations to prevent data interception and to protect sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands. Organizations choose the FollowMe solution because it is secured by design taking government grade encryption into account at all levels, and provides essential tracking and monitoring features.