Uncontrolled printing

According to The Register, ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, have just rediscovered the forgotten and widely ignored risks of uncontrolled printing.

Having shared laser printers and photocopiers with colleagues working in personnel, security and other corporate centre functions, I’m used to the common sight of discarded sensitive information. It’s a big problem.

ENISA describes printing as the “forgotten link” in the security chain. They’re right. As Donn Parker used to say, the written word and the spoken word are the most vulnerable of all channels.

Donn used to have an excellent after-dinner speech in which he drew attention to this fact and suggested, very sensibly, that we should all keep a shredder next to our printers. He then went on to describe IBM’s latest revolutionary product, the combined printer and shredder….