Printer Wars: Revenge of the Printer Troll

Wednesday, May 07 | 5:30PM–6:30PM | Grand Ballroom Salon E/F
Session Type: Professional Development

Once upon a time in a northern Midwest institution, a printer activated, a piece of paper printed out, and the "printer troll" was born. Thus begins the story of "securing the printer." Departmental printers, both multifunction and single use, are prevalent on campuses. Many of these printers are set up by the vendor and receive no management or support from IT or the vendor. A recent vulnerability scan demonstrated just how unsecure these printers were. NDSU embarked on a printer remediation project that affected departments and hundreds of printers. Follow NDSU's story of printer remediation, training, and education.


Get a plan of action and project outline and steps for finding, identifying, and remediating insecure networked printers * Hear our project experiences, stories, lessons learned, statistics, and success metrics * Learn about our plans for next steps and future auditing and testing for insecure devices on the campus network


  • Theresa Semmens

    Chief Information Security Officer, Nevada System of Higher Education

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