I came across this article today about another potential security risk for IT organizations – Copy Machine Hard-Drives. In this article posted on the CIO Leadership Network, Arthur Lessard (CISO for Mattell) talks about this risk and the impact - interesting read.
After reading this, I learned, thankfully, that at Intel, we included printers in our ‘no HDD leaves Intel’ campaign and program 3-4 years ago. As such, if we scrap a printer, we take the drive out first as standard process.
Do you actively manage your copier hard-drives before disposal. If not, think about it since as CBS Evening News Story points out “Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets”