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Sponsored by HP: The Business Value of Printer Security

This white paper is based on primary and secondary research IDC has conducted with regard to IT and print-related security. IDC conducted in-depth interviews from July to Septermber 2015 with individuals risible for the implementation and management of printer security solutions at 16 organizations.

The Printer is an Endpoint: Proactively Addressing the Security Vulnerability

Printers are IoT devices that are highly vulnerable to attack because of the requirements of keeping them open and accessible to the entire organization. Attackers seize on the lack of attention given to printer security relative to other devices and peripherals on enterprise network. Thus printers should receive the same attention as any other networks.


It’s not where you start – it’s how you finish: Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap with a new collar approach

There is continued high demand for cybersecurity professionals and an ongoing shortage of talent. Organizations are pursuing numerous ways to close the talent gap in both the short and long term — including new university programs, technical and vocational programs, apprenticeships, certifications, early education and government programs. Many cybersecurity jobs can be filled through a “new collar” approach that involves tapping professionals who may not have a traditional college degree but do have the needed technical skills and aptitudes.

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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

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