• Xerox outlines strategies for protecting IoT from cyber threats

        • At the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit in Amsterdam, on 28th-29th November, security experts from Xerox will demonstrate multi-layered strategies to protect multifunction printers (MFPs) and networks from threats to data security. 

          The surge in wireless devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) offers businesses a wealth of data and connectivity, yet a lack of proper and ongoing protection of these technologies can make networks more vulnerable to threat. The Xerox and McAfee partnership creates an approach to device and network security as Internet of Things evolves

          Alissa Johnson, Xerox Chief Information Security Officer (pictured), and Christiaan Beek, McAfee Lead Scientist and Principal Engineer, will participate in a speaking session, ‘Securing IoT is Not Mission Impossible.’ They will discuss how those responsible for cybersecurity must consider threats to the IoT landscape as mission-critical components to their security strategy and fundamental to the health of their businesses. With EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) around the corner (May 2018), organisations will be expected to maintain a higher standard of security than ever before or potentially face hefty penalties.  

          The speakers will also detail the Xerox-McAfee approach to IoT security, and McAfee’s whitelisting technology, which constantly monitors and automatically protects against malware attacks. This technology is embedded in all Xerox ConnectKey  AltaLink products. 

          Christiaan Beek, McAfee Lead Scientist and Principal Engineer said, “IoT is changing cybersecurity, as the enterprise must now consider the security of on-premise devices in addition to a new edge of their network – the home. Printers and smart multifunction devices have the potential to introduce threats to the network and security must be addressed proactively. McAfee is proud to embed our technology into Xerox devices to protect against even the most advanced adversaries.”

          Modern printers and smart devices call for a multi-layered approach to security; Xerox security solutions span four key aspects: intrusion prevention, device detection, document and data detection, and external partnerships like McAfee.

          Alissa Johnson, Xerox Chief Information Security Officer added, “as cybersecurity risk and complexity increase, the security community needs to collaborate and work in partnership to keep cybersafe and prepare for the future security threat landscape. Our partnership with McAfee is a key component of our security strategy. We believe Xerox’s approach to protecting devices, documents and data remains a differentiator in the print and document technology market.”

          As well as sponsoring the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, Xerox will be demonstrating its leadership in device and network security at the event. Alissa and Christiaan’s speaking session is 1.40 – 2.20pm PDT on 29th November.  

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