Ricoh the largest European ‘facewall’

This evening (2013-03-08) at the Ricoh Netherlands HQ !

More information on or via @RicohNL


A Gift for the Hackers – Netherlands

(via OrT)

See also: (in Dutch)

Update 1 (22/01/2013):
This is a reaction from Ricoh. It’s good to see that they take this seriously.
Other companies should follow their example!

Dutch version:

English translation:

Holding statement

While most businesses are advanced in the security of their IT networks, computers and physical security, they have not given their document workflows the same attention.

It is important to ensure that a business’s document management assets are managed as an integral part of an organisations overall information management and security strategy.  

By optimising their document processes they can dramatically reduce security risks, and also improve knowledge sharing, customer response times, environmental footprints and business agility.

Ricoh has been raising awareness of the importance of effective document security strategies through its own communications and partnerships.  We also welcome the investigation by the “Reporter” to further enhance awareness of security risks for technology users.

Preventative measures are likely to cost less than potential costs or fines for compliance breaches and leaks that may damage the reputation of their brand. A global analyst firm estimates these can be at least 10 times the cost of investing in preventative measures.

Ricoh provides a fully managed document process service, which can include security optimisation and advises users about security, particularly at the time of delivery and installation. Specific advice relates to replacing default passwords with self-chosen combinations.  In addition we advise clients to check their servers. If an organisation decides to enable internet connection (it will never happen automatically) and equipment is protected but the server is open, the printing device is also accessible.

Where a business chooses to manage its own process, we have ensured our devices include a comprehensive range of security features, are certified by the Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) and are compliant with IEEE2600, the international standard for security functions.

For more detailed information, please contact us for further detailed information.


Hopper: a new way of transport in Amsterdam


Op een elektrische scooter mét chauffeur, voor een vaste prijs van €2,50 per rit, wordt de klant naar zijn eindbestemming vervoerd. De dienst Hopper is per 1 oktober beschikbaar in Amsterdam. Zie ook of bel 0900-8890.

Peeing in the right pot

Amsterdam water supplier Waternet wanted to discourage people from urinating in the city’s canals during national holiday Queen’s Day in April. In order to discourage people from urinating in the canals, Waternet hired agency Achtung! to do a little campaign that people would be very eager to try.

They created several brightly colored urinals that would be very hard to miss. The urinal contained 4 stalls that were connected to a digital screen that turned peeing into a race. Each stall measured the amount of of urine and then displayed the amount on a digital screen to see who would get to the finish line first.

Not only did the campaign encourage people to use the urinal, but it also encouraged them to use it quickly! Other than beating your friends, there was an additional incentive; whoever had the most impressive pee would win their water taxes back.

Sounds like a win/win situation!