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Intermediate Printing Security

via Cybrary


Students will learn the types of printing devices in use today, the differences between printers and MFPs, and attack vectors for printing devices. The course will also teach students general security best practices to help protect against print job, FW upgrade, and EWS hacking attacks.

Target Audience

  • People that will benefit the most from this course are:
  • IT professionals
  • IT managers
  • IT security specialists that want to add another specialization
  • IT Security Managers and ISOs


  • Basics of network printing
  • Basics of network security
  • Basics of company level device management

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Know how the printing devices work and their impact on security.
  • How can a printing device be used for hacking?
  • How to protect your printing devices?


  • Introduction
    • Introduction
  • Printing Device Essentials
    • What is a Printing Device Today?
    • Potential Damage by a Printing Device Part 1
    • Potential Damage by a Printing Device Part 2
    • Difference Between Printers and MFPs
    • Printing Device Essentials Recap
  • Page Definition Languages
    • Process of Printing Part 1
    • Process of Printing Part 2
    • Evolution of Print Languages
    • PDLs Today
    • PCL 5
    • PCL 6
    • Postscript
    • Page Definition Languages Recap
  • Defense
    • Attack Vectors for Printing Devices Part 1
    • Attack Vectors for Printing Devices Part 2
    • Security Best Practices Part 1
    • Security Best Practices Part 2
    • Protection Against an EWS Attack
    • Protection Against a Print Job Attack
    • Protection Against an FW Upgrade
  • Recap
    • Course Recap
  • Labs
    • Embedded Web Server Settings Lab
    • HP Web JetAdmin Lab

Taught by

Milan Cetic


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