For better security, touch your printer

Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 8:42 AM EST

Security is more than just passwords on your desktop. Every agency knows physical security is just as important. However, within a department there is normally not much to protect documents from users already in the building. And that can cause trouble.

The most obvious problem comes when a document is printed on a shared printer. Even a document that originated on a secure desktop within a locked office becomes vulnerable when it is sent to a printer down the hall. Just because someone works with you doesn’t mean they have the same need or right to read a document. Moreover, there could be cleaners or other visitors in the area. By the time you get to the printer, someone might have read or taken your sensitive document.

At GCN.

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