Print Device Security Assessment

In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA), devices such as printers, copiers, and faxes that store, process, and or transmit ePHI are workstations that are required to be secured and maintained to the set standards of HIPAA. Our Printer Security 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 ePHI 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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CynergisTek will scan connected printers and any services answering on those assets to identify critical vulnerabilities impacting the print fleet such as missing patches or insecure configurations.

CynergisTek will classify devices into risk categories based on the information learned from the Technical and Program Assessments. Remediation strategies 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.

CynergisTek will assist your organization in assessing and improving 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, 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