GDPR is here. Make sure your endpoints are secure.

25/05/20183 Minute Read

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. So, for any organisation that captures or processes personal data pertaining to EU citizens, the time is up for them to become compliant.

The penalties for non-compliance are significant and, while discussions about the GDPR have focused on those penalties, there are many facets to the new Regulation that need to be considered.

Such as endpoint security. GDPR puts the focus on data security, but PCs and servers aren’t the only places where personal data can be found. For many organisations, printed documents play a crucial part in document workflows – when forms and legacy documents are scanned in for analysis and storage, and when documents containing personal data are printed out. This data needs protecting, both at rest and in transit.

Click here to download GDPR endpoint security whitepapers and checklists in one handy bundle

That’s why we’ve curated this list of whitepapers, checklists and articles. Firstly, to help you understand the issues at hand and secondly, to provide you with the guidance you need to ensure your endpoint security for GDPR compliance.

Okay, let’s get started.

The Whitepapers & Guides 

IDC: GDPR Blind Spot: Why Printers are the Weak Link in Compliance

In this whitepaper, the IDC suggests that printers are a threat hidden in plain sight. The paper urges organisations to pay the same attention to printers as they do to PCs and recommends the following steps are taken urgently by IT teams:

  • Complete an inventory of all printers by brand, model, feature and configuration
  • Harden printer security by shutting off unneeded services
  • Ensure default passwords are reset
  • Maintain and patch printer endpoints
  • Review and update the management protocols used for each printer

For more information on securing your printers and ensuring your endpoint security will be compliant with GDPR, download this whitepaper.

Meet compliance requirements for network and data security

It’s challenging to keep up with industry compliance and regulations. Fortunately, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) has created a set of common security controls to simplify cybersecurity recommendations. This HP white paper suggests actions for each of the 20 Controls to help secure your print devices, data, and documents as part of your larger security plan. Controls 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, and 15 specifically address data protection and monitoring activities related to new GDPR requirements. 

Understand the impact of cybercrime with our Cybersecurity eGuide 

 Cybersecurity is now at the top of every CIO’s priority list. Take a look at our easy-to-read ‘Cyber Security and Your Business’ eGuide, to get an in-depth understanding of the impact cybercrime has on businesses and what you can do to improve your defence against attacks. 

The checklist

Check you’re on the right path to compliance with this practical 15-point security checklist and be confident that your endpoint security is on track to meet the forthcoming regulations.

The articles

To discover the key requirements of GDPR and how to work towards securing your PCs and printers for compliance, read ‘A quick guide to help secure your PCs and Printers ready for compliance.

To find out how Boundary Defence, Data protection and Wireless Access Control could make or break your security strategy, read ‘Are you sending data to your printers securely?

And finally…

How can a print security expert help?

Essentially, if your organisation neglects to secure its print environment, it could remain as vulnerable as taking no IT security action at all. That’s why it’s important to engage an expert, such as HP, to manage your print environment and ensure that it’s reliable, secure and improves business productivity. Find out how HP can defend your network with printers that are always on guard.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *