Hard Drive Security
A recently aired CBS news story covered a potential security concern involving modern digital copiers and printers - specifically those that have internal hard drives. The story pointed out the fact that sensitive data is stored on the hard drive, and could be accessed by someone with the right tools. The data could contain recently printed documents, stored documents, scanned documents, etc.
The story has caused quite a stir in our industry, and rightfully so. Obviously, this is an area of concern with our customers. What would happen if your hard drive fell into the wrong hands?
Fortunately, both MBM and Konica Minolta have been very proactive with hard drive security measures to ensure your data is kept safe and sound. This is not a new topic to us, and we recognized the need to protect your sensitive data years ago.
Below, are two documents created by Konica Minolta that address general security features, including hard drives, and should give you piece of mind.
- Security White Paper
- KMBS written response to CBS News Story
Remember, this security risk only applies to copiers and printers with internal hard drives. Digital equipment without hard drives rely on internal memory only, which gets completely erased once a machine has been powered down. If you are unsure about whether your equipment has a hard drive or not, you are welcome to call our service department at 248-597-1095, and we'll be glad to help you.