The growing number of mobile apps available for tablets and smart phones; allowing consumers to access account information, make payments and transfer money means confidential transactions conducted on mobile devices are on the rise. And with an increasing trend amongst banks and other financial institutions to personalise customer service and adopt tablet devices to interact with customers anywhere in a branch, this poses additional security threats.
RBS and Natwest have recognised this threat to mobile devices and as such recommend the use of privacy screens to all customers to combat the threat of shoulder surfing. With security threats no longer limited to just consumers accessing information away from branch, all financial institutions utilising tablet devices in store should be doing the same. 3M’s range of privacy screen protectors for tablets and smart phones provide this solution.