With confidential patient data a prime security concern for the National Health Service (NHS) and Milton Keynes University Hospital, it is taking proactive steps to stop data leaks. One source that poses a potential security risk is the seemingly innocuous multifunction printer (MFP). Often, internet-connected, networked MFPs can be vulnerable to an attack.
One other considerable risk is the danger that documents could be printed to an MFP, and left unclaimed. The documents could then be picked up and read by someone unauthorized to do so, which has the potential to cause a broad range of security-related problems.
Milton Keynes University Hospital