One of the most important dates on the calendar for KYOCERA is today (28th January), which this year recognises the 12th edition of Data Privacy Day. Since its foundation in 2007, firms have become more and more aware of their responsibilities and the importance of protecting that information. With new technology providing new ways to safeguard this data, it also creates new security threats.
Today, KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe is highlighting the value of protecting both consumer and company information to provide an impregnable data security policy. For businesses, this means they need to invest in further enhancing their data security, with the goal of protecting their customers’ privacy rights. This is why KYOCERA is constantly monitoring the latest trends in security, while striving towards making its products and solutions as safe as possible.
Owais Ahmed, European Information Security Officer at KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe said, “organisations must make data protection a central part of their business strategy. The implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has opened the eyes of many companies to the importance of compliance, but a huge proportion of the market are yet to recognise the role that security can have on the reputation of a company.”
With offerings including the TASKalfa range, KYOCERA is striving to maintain its position as a leader in providing the latest security standards to meet clients’ and stakeholders’ expectations. This was shown by the awarding of the ISMS Cloud Security Certification in 2017.
Owais saidd, “failure to safeguard consumer or business data not only hits the trust in a company, but also leads to lower customer satisfaction and can have a major impact.”
A 2018 survey by the Direct Marketing Association found that 86 per cent of consumers want more control over the use and storage of their personal information, yet many companies are still slow to catch up in how they are protecting crucial information. Whether it is a client’s personal data or internal company information, securing this data must be a major objective for businesses in 2019.
There are general measures that should form a part of the overall business security strategy, such as proper training of the employees and the protection of networks, but it must also not be forgotten that connected devices such as printers and MFPs play a crucial role in the use and storage of data.
Owais added, “it is important to protect your information through access authorisation and network security, though printers and MFPs are an aspect of data transfer which is often not prioritised by organisations. KYOCERA provides the tools needed to ensure that employees can print securely.”
Printers process large amounts of data, much of which is sensitive information. This is stored in various elements, including a hard-disk, SD card, an image on a drum, RAM or on physical paper. This must be protected to ensure data is erased before being removed from the network, reducing a risk of unauthorised access. Tools such as KYOCERA’s Data Security Kit for MFPs provide this through features like encryption.
Through the support of companies like KYOCERA, firms can ensure that they stay up to date with the very latest security measures and standards in order to remain at the forefront of data protection. Failure to do so could be costly.