Printer Security Solutions

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In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA), devices such as printers, copiers, and faxes are workstations and are required to be secured and maintained to the set standards of HIPAA. Our Printer Device Security Risk Assessment service utilizes a three-prong approach providing a comprehensive view of print device connectivity, the ability to prioritize print device risks, and a plan and strategy to categorize print devices and their associated risks.

Due to the numerous access points where PHI can reside, print devices are extremely vulnerable and highly overlooked, even in the most mature security program. With employees being one of the leading causes of data breaches and the ease for outside attackers to gain access to a device and data on a hospital’s network, a comprehensive security strategy of the print environment is crucial now more than ever.

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Printer Device Security Technical Assessment

CynergisTek will scan connected printers and any services answering on those assets to identify critical vulnerabilities impacting the print fleet along with vulnerabilities associated with secure configuration issues.

Printer Device Security Program Assessment

CynergisTek will assist your organization in assessing, improving, and managing an appropriate and effective print device security and risk management program capable of not only meeting compliance standards but also managing the demands of the business. The Printer Device Security Program Assessment will evaluate print device security controls as a whole, identify gaps or vulnerabilities in the management practices, and will provide meaningful recommendations for improving the program.

Our team utilizes a program that was developed based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework (CSF) along with other industry best practices.

A Printer Device Security Program Assessment will evaluate program components including:

  • Asset Management
  • Secure Configuration
  • Third Party Management
  • Device Storage Capabilities
  • Print Device Connectivity
  • Software/Firmware
  • Physical Device Protections
  • Access Controls
  • Audit Controls
  • Incident Management

Printer Device Security Risk Management Strategy

CynergisTek will classify devices into risk categories based on the information learned from the Technical and Program Assessments. A remediation roadmap will be defined for each of the different risk categories to include the ongoing use of an inventorying/scanning tool, categorization of devices, and incorporate into existing practices for change control, patching, device reuse/retirement, and device maintenance.

What Our Clients Say

Having a partner that is actively monitoring our systems, trends, local and global threats not only saves the Virtua IT Security team time, but provides us with the ability to proactively look at potential threats to plan accordingly. The partnership with CynergisTek has allowed us to focus on compliance, developing risk programs, policy and procedures leading to a culture focused on making us more secure.

Tom Gordon, CIO, Virtua

Security has become a necessary and critical strategic pillar for our organization, and it is too broad and complex for a provider organization to keep up with on their own. Having a partner like CynergisTek with depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise is a crucial asset for our organization. I can’t imagine navigating these issues without them.

John Mangona, Vice President, Chief Information & Compliance Officer, Saratoga Hospital

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