Beware the paper trail! Why your biggest security threat might be right at your own printer

by Amy Fowler | October 9th, 2015 | category: Managed Print / Security

Words by Justin Doyle, Xerox Small Business Solutions

When you hear the words “security breach” what do you imagine? Shifty eyed hackers, slouched over computer monitors in darkened rooms? Black clad cat burglars rifling through your files?

It will probably surprise you to learn that the biggest security threats don’t come from outside your business, but from within – and you’ll be shocked at who they are.

The greatest risk to your businesses’ security isn’t from those who wish you harm, but from those who are working by your side every day. The very same people who believe in your business and who are diligently helping it succeed can be the same people who pose the greatest risk, and they may not be doing it intentionally. Why? Two words: Paper. Trail.

A whopping 90% of companies have had security breaches because of printing. Odds are you have, too. From salaries and performance reviews to contracts and competitive data, sensitive information is most often compromised by employees who think of security as a problem to be dealt with from the outside in, rather than the other way around.

Sound scary? Don’t panic! There are simple solutions you can employ to help keep your growing company secure and minimize exposure to risk. Visit to learn about the ways you can keep your documents and information safe.

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This article was originally published on Xerox Small Business Matters.