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Canon publishes guide to help customers protect the environment against cybersecurity threats

Canon publishes guide to help customers protect the environment against cybersecurity threats
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Canon publishes guide to help customers protect the environment against cybersecurity threats

Canon publishes a guide to help manage and protect important information for printers and multifunction devices

MELVILLE, NY, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To help businesses take the right steps to manage and protect important information on printers and multifunction devices, Canon USAInc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Canon Inc. has published a White paper which covers cyber security guidelines for organizations and their systems that manage important information. Canon MFPs covered by the white paper support each control within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and provide specific guidance on how to configure devices to support NIST controls.

The white paper, created by Canon Inc. and verified by Trellix (formerly McAfee Enterprise), can serve as a guide for security administrators in organizations that are responsible for the configuration and maintenance of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX Covers the cyber security guidelines for NIST SP 800-171, which is required for organizations doing business with government agencies (such as the United States Department of Defense and the Japanese Ministry of Defense). The white paper also includes information on NIST SP 800-172, which defines countermeasures against advanced persistent threats to help businesses take the right steps so they can protect important information.

Among the topics the white paper addresses is access control, which details how to verify and control connection to and use of external systems while limiting the use of portable storage devices on external systems. Awareness and training, which emphasizes an organization’s responsibility to provide security training on insider threats and reporting, as well as auditing and accountability components, are examples of important steps detailed in the white paper that can be take to help a company strengthen its own security measures.

Details relating device features and configurations to specific cybersecurity controls are also part of the white paper, emphasizing the importance of actively and assertively detecting, tracking, and responding to threats by analyzing audit logs and use of threat intelligence to look for indicators of compromise.

The white paper was endorsed by Trellix in Musarubra, Japansince the cybersecurity company reviewed the descriptions of the document and ensured its veracity regarding the description on how to comply with the minimum security requirements for the implementation and operation of information technology equipment.

The guide also extends to color printers, such as the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX series, imagePRESS C170/C165 models, and imagePRESS Lite C170/C165, as well as imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX models that print in black and white. You can find a list of compatible printers and multifunction devices for NIST target models SP 800-171 and 172 here.

About Canon USAINC.

Canyon USAInc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and industrial digital imaging solutions for the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. with approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), as of 2021 has ranked in the top five overall in U.S. patents granted for 36 consecutive years and was one of those in Fortune magazine The most admired companies in the world in 2022. Canon USA appeared in Newsweek’s Most loved workplaces ready for 2021, ranking in the top 100 companies for employee happiness and job satisfaction. Canyon USA is dedicated to his kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To stay informed of the latest news from Canon USAsubscribe to the company’s RSS news channel by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

† The number of patents for 2021 is based on figures published by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2020 are based on information released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

one Canon Inc. does not warrant that use of the information in this white paper will prevent malicious attack or misuse of Canon devices. Furthermore, Canon Inc. does not guarantee that your environment and Canon devices meet the requirements of the security guidelines described in this white paper.


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