Kyocera

Reportably: Kyocera busted for tax evasion The Jiji Press newspaper of Osaka, Japan reported that the Osake Regional Taxation Bureau has found that Kyocera (aka Kyoto Ceramic company) has failed to declare 1.4 billion yen in taxable income Will pay 300 million yen in back taxes Apparently the company attempted to transfer income to Singapore,

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Lexmark

Lexmark devices are security risk – report Multiple articles, including Washington Post newspaper, details a report published by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which is made up of a dozen representative from the U.S. Congress, as well as current and former government officials States that the Pentagon (and all parts of the Department of Defense, Airforce,

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News

HP Inc. reports earnings, and changes CEO Total revenue up 0.1% to $14.6 billion for last quarter Printer/MFP division revenue down 5.3% to $4.912 billion Operating profit of $765 million Supply revenue down 7% Total hardware units down 9% Commercial hardware units down 4% (includes A3 models) CEO Dion Weisler, announced he is stepping down

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NW Harris County Heart Walk 11/16

On Saturday November 16, 2019 The American Heart Association will have a “Heart Walk” at Lone Star College University Park. Office Systems of Texas is pleased to be a sponsoring partner in this event. We invite you to come out to join with us and participate. 11521 Compa1 Center W Dr. Houston, Texas 77070.

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SECURITY EVALUATION REPORT BY NTT DATA

SECURITY EVALUATION REPORT BY NTT DATA ABLE TO WITHSTAND 80 HOURS OF WHITE HAT HACKING Independent testing by a respected global security expert Any network-connected device with a CPU and operating system introduces a security risk. To protect data and comply with security regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, FERPA and GDPR, global organizations continually monitor

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Security – What your company needs to know

What Your Company Needs to Know About Ransomware – Security The Threat of Ransomware: How to Keep Your Business Safe Tech experts say your next quarterly conference call could produce an unusual action item: extortion. If recent events are any indication, there’s a hefty ransom coming for many corporations – specifically, for IT professionals and

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Ransomware hits Texas

Texas is hit with ransomware attack as at least 20 local governments come under ‘coordinated’ cyber assault • Texas state government reports coordinated ransomware attacks in 20 cities • State Department of Information Resources is leading the response • Ransomware cripples computer infrastructure with demand for payment By Keith Griffith – 17 August 2019 Texas

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Security Survey

Canon published results of security survey Over 1000 IT professionals surveyed by ABI Research 34% consider ransomware and malware are a first priority threat 25% say employees have limited to no security awareness 21% rate compromised devices (including printers/MFPs0 as a priority threat 30% consider malicious insiders as a threat 25% consider human errors as

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Cyber Security Ransomeware

Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident Aug 17 2019 AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading the response to a ransomware attack against entities across Texas. Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading

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Security

HOW MANY DAYS DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DETECT A CYBER ATTACK – AND AT WHAT COST? Publication Date:03 February 2019Category:Security    INCREASINGLY SMBS ARE BECOMING THE PRELIMINARY FOCUS OF ATTACKS[I], WITH CYBERCRIMINALS VIEWING THEM AS SOFT TARGETS. Did you know that globally there are 720 million digital hack attempts every 24 hours[i]? And that

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ILTACON 2019

Konica Minolta to Exhibit at ILTACON 2019 Posted on August 14, 2019 by IA Staff Technology Leader Will Showcase Workplace Hub, All-in-one IT solution, at Annual Conference Ramsey, NJ, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and its IT Services Division, All Covered, today announced their participation in the International Legal Technology

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Tonight’s the night

Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where & How to See It By Sarah Lewin 9 hours ago Skywatching  The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, but in 2019 they’ll be washed out by a close-to-full moon during their peak. Spectators can expect to see just 10-15 Perseids per hour or maybe slightly

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Security in your printer?

6 brands of printer/MFPs can be hacked? – NCC Research, as reported in dozens of IT technical magazines in past week, claim to have discovered significant security vulnerabilities in devices made by: o Ricoh o Xerox o Lexmark o Brother o HP o Kyocera – “Because printers have been around for so long, they are

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NAM Backpack Drive

Office Systems of Texas is a proud supporter of Northwest Assistance Ministry – and we are pleased to have contributed to the recent back pack drive which benefits children in our community. This year, NAM provided back packs and school supplies to over 1,500 students. The donations of funds, back packs and school supplies allows

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Security – What me worry?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/09/warning-as-dangerous-cybersecurity-risks-found-in-mainstream-office-printers-report/#5a3f0126140d From what we can tell this vulnerability effects all platforms that use VxWorks as their operating system.  Konica Minolta uses Linux so this attack should have no effect on our products.  When Konica Minolta releases a statement about this, we’ll post it. Konica Minolta’s new OS on the iSeries is a proprietary Linux OS

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Security?

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Update Cybersecurity if the #1 financial issue for the U.S. healthcare industry according to report published by Healthcare Finance magazine. Costs industry $5 billion per year Currently, healthcare facilities allocate 4-7% of their IT budgets to security, but finance vertical averages 15% Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser extension were used to

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What’s in your printer?

Lexmark devices are threat – fed gov report The Inspector General of the Defense Department of the U.S. published a report that states that using Lexmark devices could threaten national security The devices “contain supply chain vulnerabilities from China” “Lexmark has connections to the Chinese military (as Lexmark is now owned by Ninestar of China),

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Security threat

HP, Samsung, Ricoh & Xerox unsecure? Researchers at Armis Labs (security software firm headquartered in Palo Alto, CA) published report that names 11 serious security flaws affecting devices that use the Wind River VxWorks operating system The flaws, named “Urgent/11” affect over 200 million devices According to Armis, this OS is used in devices sold

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Industry News

Paper usage still strong in office CIO magazine article on findings of Wakefield Research and InfoTrends survey 73% of owners and decision makers of smaller companies still print at least 4 times per day Spend as much as $27,000 per year on processes to support average of 5,000 printed pages per month Average office workers

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Industry News

Tariffs coming for MFPs and printers Federal government announced that on 9/1/2019, the US would impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese-made imports that so far have not been subject to US tariff This would include MFPs and printers from many Japanese companies that are made in China

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Industry News

Epson reports its last quarter’s earnings Profits down 97.8% to 249 million yen Reported loss of 6.9 billion yen Total revenue down 4.2% to 250 billion yen Printing Solutions (MFPs and printers) division revenue down 3.4% Profit down 4.2% High capacity ink tank color printer/MFP sales flat Printer revenue down 8.2% High end device (WF

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Industry News

Ricoh details its last quarter earnings Total sales down 2.7% to 477.6 billion yen ($4.4 billion) In Americas, total sales down 2.3% Gross profit down 5.2% to 184.4 billion yen Operating profit up 39.8% to 27.5 billion yen Office Printing division (printers, MFPs) sales down 6.4% to 265.2 billion yen ($2.5 billion) Decrease in MIF

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Industry News

Canon to improve its MFP security Announced that it is partnering with McAfee Security to provided protection against malware in its new imageRUNNER ADVANCE III series of MFPs (Xerox was first to announce it was outsourcing some of its MFP security features to McAfee) The new feature “McAfee Embedded Control”, will come standard on new

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Industry News

Hon Hai gives out Sharp’s earnings details Hon Hai of Taiwan (aka Foxconn is owner of Sharp) posted results for Sharp’s fiscal first quarter that ran from April 1 to June 30, 2019 total sales fell 3.5% to 514.9 billion yen ($4.8 billion) profits fell 34.7% to 12.5 billion yen Operating profit fell 41.1% to

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Industry News

Kyocera gives out earnings details Kyocera (aka Kyoto Ceramic Company) for its last quarter Total revenue down 0.7% to 384.9 billion yen ($3.6 billion) Operating profit down 39% to 22.6 billion yen R&D is 4.9% of revenue of 18.9 billion yen Announced it will relocated manufacturing of US bound MFPs and printers to Vietnam to

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Industry News

Xerox & Fujifilm court battle update The two companies are now arguing over plans to depose Fujifilm’s top executives, as Xerox is trying to avoid paying a $1 billion fine for backing out of Fujifilm’s plan to acquire company Xerox wants to depose Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori and COO Kenji Sukeno in court Fujifilm has

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