Category: Print Security

Is Your Business Secure from Attack?

Cyber attack reports have been such hot topics lately with some high-profile cases being reported. Most recently in the light of the new GDPR law and the ever-increasing sophistication of hackers, it is even more important that your systems are secure. However, this comes and a cost and more often, SME’s are over looking this essential part of security due to cost. These are Mode’s tips: Not all data is equal: Your business will hold employee data, client data, product, services data. All needs to be treated differently and held securely. Data Back up: this needs to be done on regular basis. A back up is regular copying, reorganising and storing of all digital information. This can be physically stored read more...

The Benefits of Secure Follow Me Printing

With increasing concerns surrounding the security of our personal data, it is no surprise that organisations are beginning to evaluate all of their office and IT security, with one area of interest being secure printing. So what exactly is secure follow me printing…? Secure follow me printing allows the user to send a print job to a printer, but requires authentication from the user at the point of collection. There are many benefits to installing a secure follow me printing solution. Read on below to find out more…   Improved security Whether you have a legal department in house, or work for a private company where you would like to ensure that your company accounts are kept confidential, secure printing read more...

Is There Still Confusion Over GDPR?

Mode is in the process of preparing for the new GDPR law that will be implemented on May 25th, 2018 and supporting our clients through this transition and what it means for all businesses. Recap: What is GDPR New law that will replace the Data protection Act It will require all business dealing with any EU business whether they are in the EU or not to: All data must be obtained by consent If requested by the individual, all data will have to be deleted upon request Companies must detail what personal data they hold, how it is processed Certain business will have to have a Data Protection officer Data breaches will have to be reported to Supervisory Authorities within read more...

GDPR: Is Your Business Ready?

GDPR is coming into force in 2018 – is your business ready? The new legislation applies to any company that collects and processes personal data within the EU. You have to be compliant by May 25th.  

How Can SMEs Stay Safe From Cyber-Attacks?

There have been several reports in the press recently discussing the successful cyber-attacks on high profile companies, including the NHS. Does this mean that SME’s are at more risk now that well-known brands are being successfully attacked, and if so, how can they defend themselves? Mode wanted to address these concerns by providing tips that will help SME’s stay guarded from the increasing cyber security threat. Two-thirds of businesses have been victims of cybercrime. However, one in four owners have admitted that they aren’t up to date on cyber security measures. What are the priorities? Data is the most valuable asset any business holds. Many of your electronic devices store data, such as laptops, PCs, photocopiers etc. It is rare read more...

The Office of the Future – A Global Workforce

There can be no doubt about the fact that the face of business is changing at so rapid a pace, that some aspects of it may be almost unrecognisable to us in as little as a decade. Businesses today vary of course in the extent to which they have embraced information technology; some industries are built upon being at the forefront of the latest, whilst others continue to coast along using their old, tried and tested methods of working but the fact remains that the way people use the internet is changing. Flexibility equals security Take for example the fact that young people under the age of 18 are among the least likely to use email as a means of read more...

The Evolution of Security Printing

With few exceptions, printers built since 2002 contain hard drives, much like your personal and business computers.  These hard drives contain every document you have ever scanned, copied or emailed. This article discusses the progression of security printing and what your company can do to protect itself in a world of increasing data breaches. An Investigation on Secure Printing In 2010, a landmark expose in the United States was presented by CBS News entitled Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets.  In it, the feature described the average business printer as ‘a digital time-bomb packed with highly personal or sensitive data.’ A news team went to one of 25 warehouses in the country to test their ability to access personal and ‘restricted’ information read more...

Developments in Secure Printing for Business

In our last blog we discussed the evolution of secure printing, citing examples in the last five years of security breaches as well as the current data on number of breaches and the expense this is causing organisations in the UK. Why Invest in Security Printing? Security breaches are not only expensive and fatal to businesses; they represent a breach in the legal requirement of many industries to maintain data security. Secure printing is an integral part of sound business security practices. What is Being Offered in Security Printing A number of security options are available in the field of secure printing. Toshiba offers options that are simple to use, including user authentication, self-encryption HDD, security pattern printing, access logs, read more...