Data security in the financial services sector is a growing issue and with potential fines and the affect on share prices for data breaches and failure to adequately protect customer data running into millions of pounds, it’s important to be fully aware of the potential threats to visual data security and ensure all devices are adequately protected.
Open plan offices and hot desking environments are more common than ever, whilst they promote communication and information flow, high traffic environments such as this pose some serious visual data security risks. It’s easy for an unauthorised individual to walk past a desk or look over a shoulder to catch a quick glance at confidential on screen data. The FCA also highlights the increasing threat of sophisticated mobile phone technology. In busy areas like a bank, trading floor or office, the potential for someone to take a picture of confidential customer data which is displayed on a screen is greater than ever.