According to the Ponemon Institute, an independent research firm focused on privacy, data protection and information security policy, reports that:
- 64% of IT managers believe their printers are likely infected with malware
- 56% of companies ignore printers in their endpoint security strategy
Not a good combination, especially considering that targeting printers is a central part of The Hacker Playbook. Here's what to do about it and how to get started.
The Hacker Playbook
"I probe around for a multifunction printer and see that it is configured with default passwords. Great I am in.
"We've compromised a number of companies using printers as our initial foothold, we move laterally from the printer, find Active Directory, query it with an account from the printer and, bingo, we hit GOLD.
– Peter Kim, author of The Hacker Playbook
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