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Visual security in financial services

Finance sector faces heightened threats to data security.

Data security in the financial services sector is a growing issue and with potential fines and the effect on share prices for data breaches and failure to adequately protect customer data running into millions of pounds, it’s important to 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.

Sobering facts:

  • £1.6 million Fine imposed on HSBC Life UK for lack of adequate protection of customer’s confidential details
  • 80% chance that you’ve already become a victim of others reading over your shoulder
  • 52% of laptop users in the UK are ignoring visual security issues
  • 67% of working professionals surveyed in the US had worked with some type of sensitive data outside the office

Leading organisations in the banking and financial sector have recognised the consequences of visual data breaches. Having identified the increased risks associated with new business trends such as the growth in popularity of open-plan retail banking, hot desking and remote working, pro-active institutions are now rolling out 3M Privacy Filters to help protect their data wherever business is conducted.

3M™ Privacy Filters contribute to an organisation’s compliance with the FCA Guidelines – are you fully compliant?

Visual security wherever business takes you

Vulnerable corporate companies face heightened threats to data security.

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 café, on-screen content can be easily viewed by someone unauthorised sitting next to, or simply passing by, a device user.

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.

Sobering facts:

  • 80% chance that you’ve already become a victim of others reading over your shoulder
  • £2.2million - the average cost to businesses per incident of physical data theft
  • 52% of laptop users in the UK are ignoring visual security issues
  • 67% of working professionals surveyed in the US had worked with some type of sensitive data outside the office

Large corporates are 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 working in open office environments.

3M™ Privacy Filters contribute to an organisation’s implementation of ISO27001, the international standard for Information Security Management Systems – are you fully compliant?

Visual security throughout every government department

Government and public sector departments urged to recognise heightened threats to visual security.

There have been more than 1000 cases of personal data being lost by local councils since 2008. And with the potential consequences and fines for losing confidential information being so severe, it’s important to ensure all devices are adequately protected.

Open plan offices, hot desking environments and mobile working are more common than ever, leading to an increased threat of data loss. It’s easy for an unauthorised individual sitting next to or simply passing by a device to catch a quick glance at confidential on screen data.

3M™ Privacy Filters aid compliance to the Security Policy Framework, which describes the security controls required to be applied to all UK Government assets and focuses on a risk managed approach to data security, allowing business to function effectively, safely and securely.

Requirements of the Security Policy Framework have included:

  • operating a clear computer screen policy in areas where sensitive information is handled
  • ensuring computer screens displaying sensitive data are sited or screened so they cannot be overlooked
  • ensuring all portable devices used for remote working are appropriately secured

There are a growing number of departments upgrading their visual security with the use of 3M™ Privacy Filters, to adhere to these requirements and taking steps to secure their confidential on screen data – are you doing the same?

Visual security for total patient confidentiality

Healthcare sector inadvertently runs risk of breaching patient confidentiality.

Data security in the healthcare sector is a growing issue, with an increasing number of breaches of the Data Protection Act being reported to the Information Commissioners Office.

The ICO has the ability to serve a monetary penalty of up to £500,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act, provided the incident has the potential to cause substantial damage or substantial distress to affected individuals.

As more and more managers, clinical and administration staff access and process patient information in non-secure locations such as reception areas, nursing stations and treatment rooms, on-screen content can be easily viewed by someone standing next to, or passing by, a device user.

The use of mobile technology such as tablet devices in the healthcare sector is also on the increase and can make users more susceptible to the threat of a data breach when working with sensitive information on the move.

Sobering facts:

  • 37% of data breaches are caused by negligent employees
  • More than 2 million serious NHS data breaches logged since 2011
  • £175,000 - Fine imposed on Torbay Care NHS Trust for publishing sensitive personal employee data

There are a growing number of healthcare authorities, private practices, hospitals and clinics recognising these threats and upgrading their visual security with 3M™ Privacy Filters to protect their confidential on screen data and adhere to the Data Protection Act guidelines – are you doing the same?

Visual security for full e-assessment compliance

Using e-assessment in school, college or university? Are you fully compliant?

Data security in the healthcare sector is a growing issue, with an increasing number of breaches of the Data Protection Act being reported to the Information Commissioners Office.

The ICO has the ability to serve a monetary penalty of up to £500,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act, provided the incident has the potential to cause substantial damage or substantial distress to affected individuals.

As more and more managers, clinical and administration staff access and process patient information in non-secure locations such as reception areas, nursing stations and treatment rooms, on-screen content can be easily viewed by someone standing next to, or passing by, a device user.

The use of mobile technology such as tablet devices in the healthcare sector is also on the increase and can make users more susceptible to the threat of a data breach when working with sensitive information on the move.

To ensure e-assessment candidate privacy, JCQ guidelines require that each work station must be:

  • Isolated by a minimum space of 1.25 metres measured from the nearest outer edge of one screen to the next unless...
  • the monitors are positioned back-to-back, or
  • separated by dividers, or
  • protected by privacy screens (filters)

Universities and Colleges

  • Universities and FE Colleges are rapidly adopting online facilities to streamline student assessment and examinations
  • Universities must ensure that candidates’ privacy is maintained during e-assessments and that cheating is deterred

3M™ Privacy Filters are the fast, easy, affordable way to comply.

  • Filters comply with JCQ requirements for computer monitor protection
  • Suitable for supervised and non-supervised on-line assessment
  • No requirement for expensive computer desks or partitions to prevent cheating
  • The cheapest, most effective method of providing privacy in any educational IT scenario