Moscow, August 09, 2022 — Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers held the Conference dedicated to the issues of environmental safety and cyber security in using office printing devices.
The Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) held the Conference, on August 09th this year, “Office Printing – 2022: the Issues of Environmental Safety and Cyber Security”. During the Conference the most urgent issues of environmental safety and cyber security in using office printing devices were thoroughly reviewed, as well as their possible solutions and recommendations on practical aspects of digital transformation of business processes. The Conference saw participation by the representatives of 122 Russian businesses and organizations. The sponsors of the Conference were the companies: DaLZ Ltd.(Moscow), Cuhdo Ltd. (Moscow), INKOTEK Ltd. (Moscow) and Business-Inform Group.
During the Conference 4 reports were heard:
- “The Issues of the Information Security and Environmental Safety on the Russian Market and their Solution for 2022-2023” (speaker – Stanislav Malinskiy, Russian University of Transport)
The Report Theses: The economic and political sanctions are changing the Russian market; new requirements towards the information security and environmental safety in organizing the supply of printing devices and consumables for 2022-2023; new requirements towards the suppliers; the responsibility of business directors for violating the requirements of cyber security in procuring and using of office printing devices; the Zero Trust policy and its implementation in Russian organizations and industrial businesses; the vulnerabilities of printing devices, their definition and removal; passive and active methods of protection and the legislative limitations on their use; new requirements towards the IT-outsourcing in modern conditions; environmental issues in using office printing devices and the corresponding solutions; legislative restrictions in procuring laser cartridges and the responsibility for their violation.
- “Printers, Copiers, MFPs and Cartridges – the Sources of Vulnerabilities. The Audit of Printing Devices in Russian Organizations during 2021-2022: the Results, Conclusions and Recommendations” (speaker — Stanislav Malinskiy, Russian University of Transport)
The Report Theses: Office printing and it’s organizing: legal, administrative, and program-technical aspects; micro-program, system, and applied software: the vulnerabilities open and hidden, methods of passive and active protection; the leading manufacturing-brands of printing devices and the policies in the field of providing information safety; printing devices Brother, Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Ricoh, Xerox – the vulnerabilities are known and published, why aren’t they removed; the vaccination doesn’t guarantee the protection against the viruses; the passive and actives protection measures and legislative restrictions on their use; the audit of printing devices in Russian organizations in 2021-2022: the main results and conclusions; political sanctions and state cyber-crime of European Countries and US in 2022; new methods of active protection and their implementation; there are no more “untouchables”, the cyber-attacks must be repelled and cyber-criminals destroyed.
- “The Issues of Environmental Safety on the Global Market” (speakers – Kim Satoshi, Nori Kawakami, BUSINESS-INFORM Group)
Theses of the Report: The International and Russian environmental legislations – the overview of requirements and limitations for the market of printing devices and supplies; the issues of the control and the implementation of legislative requirements – realities, solutions and perspectives for 2021-2024; national project “Ecology” – the aims and requirements for 2021-2024; the requirements of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, RoHS, REACH and overseeing their violation in Russia; the Russian consumables suppliers – leaders in environmental violations and their partners: the volumes of supplies and the framework of responsibility; the actual acts on limiting the access of environmentally unsafe product suppliers on the alternative market in 2021-2024; expert organizations and their responsibility; the results of audits of certificates issued by Russian and foreign organizations – there are more questions than answers; organizing the control of environmental and informational safety of printing devices and supplies on the Russian market; involvement of the Russian higher educational establishments, research institutions and “Business-Inform” Group into performing product testing.
- “The Quality Leaders: We Are Presenting You the Products from Static Control, Mitsubishi, IMEX, Integral, HYB Toner, UNITON Premium Green Line” (the speaker — Alina Savinova, BUSINESS-INFORM Group)
The Report Theses: The Russian testing of consumables quality: methods accredited labs, 2020-2022 testing and the results; recommended brands: the volumes of planned supplies and recommended suppliers; the solutions to the issues of organizing, payment and delivery of quality cartridges and toners in 2022-2023; Sanction limitations and prohibitions will not interfere with the provision of Russian organizations and manufacturing business with office printing devices and consumables; we are presenting the products by Static Control, Mitsubishi, IMEX, Integral, HYB Toner, UNITON Premium Green Line and their Russian suppliers.
The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided information, the perspectives of supplying of new printing devices and corresponding quality consumables on the Russian market. A special attention by the Conference participants was paid towards the practical aspects of environmental and information protection in the conditions of political and economic sanctions in 2022-2023.
As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #35, 2022) and its appendix “Testing and Quality” (July 2022).