While digital transformation helps companies work smarter, the ongoing digitization unlocks a wealth of security vulnerabilities that can cost companies money, time, intellectual property, and customer trust.
In its latest Office of the Future survey, released today, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, Double Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and multi-product competitor in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, finds that all organizations surveyed across a range of verticals experienced a cyber threat over the past year.
In its mission to take a holistic approach to security – from the device level to cybersecurity practices – Canon explores the top cyber threats based on the survey and offers insight as to how Canon products and solutions can help companies proactively protect themselves to work to close critical gaps in their cybersecurity agendas.*
(Hear from Kristen Goldberg, Director, Marketing and Product Planning at Canon USA, on the latest Office of the Future survey. Courtesy of Canon USA and YouTube. Posted on Aug 13, 2019.)
The new Office of the Future survey, which was conducted by global tech market advisory firm ABI Research**, and surveyed more than one thousand U.S. IT professionals, reveals three, pertinent cybersecurity threats:
Malware and Ransomware:
More than one-third of respondents consider malware and ransomware a first priority threat.
Yet, 25% of respondents say that employees have limited to no security awareness, nor do they understand their role in prevention.
Canon and McAfee design engineers recently joined forces and worked collaboratively to implement McAfee Embedded Control as a standard built-in security component on Canon third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE third edition solutions.1
The feature, once enabled, helps protect against zero-day and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks by blocking the execution of unauthorized applications through intelligent whitelisting.
This helps reduce the risk posed by sophisticated malware and alleviate some concern among companies to leave less room for worry and more for productivity.
(See Canon’s Third Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Edition models. Courtesy of Canon USA and YouTube. Posted on Feb 4, 2019.)
In today’s digital age, and with remote working trends on the rise, 21% of surveyed IT decision-makers rate compromised devices as a priority threat.
Respondents then rank data security, network security, and user authentication & ID management as the top three most relevant technologies to help counteract this threat.
In addition to the benefits from its recent McAfee integration, Canon continues to take measures to help users tackle the many different potential target areas of compromise.
This includes helping to protect the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP hard drive with a number of optional encryption and overwrite features, offering authentication and Secure Print release functions via the company’s flagship print management solution uniFLOW, as well as the inclusion of SIEM integration capability2 in the latest imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineup.
(Experience the Convenience of a secure Print Environment with the Simplicity of uniFLOW Online 2019.2. Courtesy of Canon USA and YouTube. Posted on Jul 11, 2019.)
The human factor is a persistent threat.
In fact, survey respondents consider malicious insiders (30%) and human error (25%) to be the two top threat sources.
As employees may not always understand, or be aware, as to what is a pervasive threat, Canon, in addition to its flagship uniFLOW offering, works with two notable third parties in order to help employees share information outside of their organization: cloud content and email management solutions Box® and mxHero™. 3
Further, Canon marries its advanced technology like predictive maintenance with the strength and skills of our channel partners and service providers through ongoing training and support to help provide a comprehensive solution to customers.
Survey results include additional gaps, such as lack of appropriate cybersecurity spend across certain verticals; however, it also indicates hope, with nearly 25% of those surveyed stating that they are looking to increase investments in the key growth area of cloud security in the future.
To Learn More on the findings from Canon’s latest Office of the Future survey, visit https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/OOTF.
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imageRUNNER ADVANCE + uniFLOW + imageWARE Secure Audit Manager
*Canon U.S.A. was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!
As a competitor in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards, Canon U.S.A. will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Data Access Control & Authentication, Data Storage Security, and Email Security Solutions.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.
Final nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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