No business is too small to evade a cyberattack or data breach. Look at your IT landscape from a security viewpoint to identify potential threats. This blog points out possible entry points of cybercriminals to help make sure you have the proper security assets in place.

Multifunction Printers

  • Unclaimed documents left at the device can end up in the wrong hands
  • Outdated and unsecured MFPs can serve as a “secret” backdoor into your network
  • Hackers can steal printer logs with sensitive information or cause damage to a device
  • Files sent through a wireless connection to be printed can be intercepted


of businesses lose their data through printer security breaches.

IoT Devices

  • All internet connected devices represent a possible entryway into your network
  • IoT devices lacking the latest operating system updates are more vulnerable
  • Dead or unsupported apps can serve as a potential gateway to your network
  • Smartphones and tablets containing sensitive company data can be lost or stolen


of device manufacturers did not feel confident their devices had adequate security precautions in place.


  • Outdated firewall, antivirus, and operating systems widen your gap of vulnerability
  • Weak network traffic restrictions can lead to infections from corrupt emails and websites
  • Malicious software can take control of your computer and files not backed up can be lost


of companies could have prevented a breach with a software patch or configuration change.


  • Global spending on security awareness training for employees is one of the fastest growing categories in cybersecurity
  • It only takes one click on the wrong email or website for a hacker to have access to your network
  • Downloading unverified software can infect your system


of successful hacks and data breaches stem from phishing scams.

Sources: Small Business Trends (1), IoT For All: Current State of IoT Cybersecurity (2), Voke Research Market Snapshot Report (3), Cybersecurity Ventures (4)©2021 Sharp Electronics Corporation. All rights reserved.

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