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The State of Print Security 2012

The State of Print Security 2012
How well do government agencies secure printing and imaging assets?

A new survey by Information Security Media Group and HP shows a significant disconnect between what agencies say about print security .. and what they are actually doing to ensure it.

To learn more about the state of print security at U.S. government agencies, please register for this exclusive webinar in which a panel of ISMG and HP experts will present the survey results and analysis, discussing:

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  • The most common threats to printing and imaging assets;
  • How well agencies are prepared to face these threats;
  • What government/security leaders can do to improve printing and imaging security.

For more analysis of the survey results, please see the full survey results report The State of Print Security 2012.


Government entities are focused increasingly on external threats to security and privacy. But how prepared are they for internal threats - specifically, those that manifest through their own printing and imaging devices?

According to the new 2012 Print Security Survey conducted by ISMG and HP, agencies are aware of risks to printing and imaging assets, but are doing little to ensure their protection.

Asked, on a scale of 1-5, how important print/imaging security is to their organization, 86 percent of respondents say "Important" or "Very Important."

But then in subsequent responses, these same respondents reveal:

  • Only 45 percent include print and imaging as part of their IT security plan;
  • Only 44 percent have a policy or guidelines for managing and maintaining printers and imaging devices;
  • Only 9 percent have a solution for detecting tampering or alteration of printed documents.
A growing threat vector, printing and imaging fleets are often overlooked in risk management plans. To determine how well agencies are securing their printing assets, ISMG and HP launched this study, aimed at security leaders within U.S. government agencies of all sizes, to:

  • Determine the most common types of breaches against printing and imaging assets;
  • Gauge how well agencies are prepared to prevent and detect these breaches;
  • Identify the specific steps government/security leaders can take to improve printing and imaging security.
Register now for this webinar to learn more about the 2012 state of print security

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