The equipment you use for your day-to-day operations can make your network vulnerable. And sometimes the cost of protecting your network seems out of proportion. But when something is going on, we often think to ourselves: if only I had done it. For example, investing in good ICT management is simply crucial for your company. Well, of course you didn't come here to lecture you and we certainly don't intend to. We want to make you aware of your online environment and the maintenance it requires. Because with the arrival of your printer, which is controlled by a computer, a connection is created between different systems. We also call this connection The Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things includes all devices that interact with other devices or systems through Internet connections. It represents the technology in which the Internet is used not only by people, but also by the devices themselves, without human interference1. If you do not set up and maintain your Internet of Things properly, your environment can become vulnerable to malicious parties.
Critical gaps can arise within your online scanning and printing environments. If you understand the vulnerabilities, you can easily reduce the risks. HP has long proven to be the specialist in securing large format printing equipment. Yes, other major brands also use this. And that is what makes this protection so valuable.
1 Source (Dutch): Wikipedia.