The Mobile Working in the Public Sector conference will bring together more than 240 representatives from central government, local authorities, health and social care teams as well as the wider public sector.
Held at the Victoria Park Plaza hotel in central London, the event will give delegates the chance to debate the advantages and pitfalls of working remotely, develop strategies for the future and listen to key speakers from the Local Government Association, Information Commissioner’s Office and NHS Digital.
One of the issues identified as a growing concern is visual hacking as more employees are accessing confidential company information when they work away from the office. Research carried out by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of 3M revealed that four out of five mobile workers had caught someone looking at their screen in a public place. At the same time, more than half of those surveyed said they took no steps to protect that information.
3M’s stand at the event will demonstrate how its privacy filters can help protect devices from prying eyes.
Said marketing executive and product manager for 3M Display Materials and Systems, Georgie Winston-Bray: “The average cost of a data breach in the UK is £2.2 million, so it’s well worth organisations taking steps to protect confidential information, both in the office and on mobile devices.
“3M™ Privacy Filters keep on-screen data confidential by using a patented micro-louvre black out technology that blocks the view of a screen to everyone but the user sitting directly in front of it.”