Canon increases its focus on information security through the launch of its Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) site

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Canon’s PSIRT site acts as a central hub where product/service vulnerabilities can be submitted by third parties, to then be reviewed by the Canon PSIRT team

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Canon (Canon-CNA.com), a world-leader in imaging solutions, has launched a global Canon PSIRT (Product Security Incident Response Team) site for reporting product vulnerabilities in Canon’s consumer and B2B products, directly to Canon’s cyber security team.

Canon has always had a strong focus on product security and is now developing its process of working closely with the wider security industry to identify and address any vulnerabilities, including building out its security team. Canon’s PSIRT site acts as a central hub where product/service vulnerabilities can be submitted by third parties, to then be reviewed by the Canon PSIRT team. To ensure the highest level of product security, the team will follow industry best practices to continuously improve product security levels, particularly to those using its B2B products and services.

“The launch of our Canon PSIRT global site is the next step in Canon working with the industry and its customers to showcase leadership in information security,” said Quentyn Taylor, Senior Director of Information Security at Canon EMEA, who is a member of Canon PSIRT. “We’re investing in our team and working to deliver the highest level of product security by further immersing ourselves in the industry and addressing vulnerabilities in a more responsive manner.”

Canon has put both product and enterprise information security under the same leadership, ensuring that all its customers experience the same high-quality service. This move brings Canon’s internal security team closer to the third parties who are identifying vulnerabilities and introduces a human element to processing product security. With this launch, Canon is looking to grow its cybersecurity team with the best talent to continue delivering the highest standard of product security for customers.

About Canon Central and North Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (Canon-CNA.com) is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business within the Africa region – by strengthening Canon’s in-country presence and focus. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to operating closer to its customers and meeting their demands in the rapidly evolving African market.

Canon has been represented in the African continent for more than 15 years through distributors and partners that have successfully built a solid customer base in the region. CCNA ensures the provision of high quality, technologically advanced products that meet the requirements of Africa’s rapidly evolving marketplace. With over 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities across 44 countries in Africa.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei (https://bit.ly/3sNIdjx) – ‘living and working together for the common good’. CCNA pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. At Canon, we are pioneers, constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. Through our technology and our spirit of innovation, we push the bounds of what is possible – helping us to see our world in ways we never have before. We help bring creativity to life, one image at a time. Because when we can see our world, we can transform it for the better.