Visual Security In Mobile Working – A Brief Insight
Some Sobering Statistics
Visual data security statistics and associated potential fines should be kept in mind by all organisations and mobile workers.
80% chance that you’ve already become a victim of others reading over your shoulder 1
£1.9 million That’s the average cost to businesses per incident of physical data theft 2
96% of data breaches in 2010 were avoidable 3
52% of laptop users in the UK are ignoring visual security issues 4
67% of working professionals surveyed in the US had worked with some type of sensitive data outside the office 5
Source: 1 Research commissioned by 3M UK PLC 2007 2 Symantec Corporation – 2010 Annual Study: UK Cost of a Data Breach3 Symantec Corporation – 2010 Annual Study: UK Cost of a Data Breach 4 Verizon – Data Breach Investigations Report 2011 5 Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study, by Herbert H. Thompson, Ph.D., Chief Security Strategist, People Security Consulting Services PLC, 2010.
All It Takes Is A Pair Of Eyes
It doesn’t take an IT security expert to gain access to a company’s, or its customers’, confidential data… just a pair of eyes. As more and more workers access and process company information in non-secure locations such as on a train or in a cafe – even in open-plan offices and banking halls – on-screen content can be easily viewed by someone unauthorised sitting next to, or simply passing by, a device user.
An Effective Front Line Defence Against Data Theft, Inside And Out
The issue of visual data security is also relevant in open-plan or informal office environments where staff may view sensitive commercial or employee data on a “need to know” basis. Inside, as well as outside, 3M Privacy Filters can help maintain confidentiality.
3M Privacy Filters and Screen Protectors can contribute to an organisation’s implementation of ISO27001, the international standard for Information Security Management Systems.*
*control A 9.2.1 within ISO27001
Join The Growing Number Of Organisations Who Are Actively Upgrading Their Visual Security
Large corporate’s are beginning to recognise the consequences of visual data breaches. Having identified the increased risks associated with staff travelling, conducting meetings on-the-go in public places, and visiting customer premises, they are now rolling out 3M visual security products to help protect their data wherever their mobile workforce can be found.