The data is in – visual hackers are out there and 3M can help.
An eye-opening look at the need for visual privacy in the workplace.
Screens are capable of displaying private information virtually anywhere, making visual privacy an issue every organisation must consider.
To see how easy it is to capture sensitive company information through visual hacking, 3M and the Visual Privacy Advisory Council worked with a third party organisation, The Ponemon Institute, to conduct an experiment in which an undercover white hat hacker was sent into several participating corporate offices.
The results highlight the importance of addressing visual privacy in the workplace.
An undercover white hat hacker was able to obtain sensitive information in 88% of trials. 
In nearly half of trials, an undercover visual hacker was able to obtain high level company information in 15 minutes or less. 
An undercover visual hacker saw an average of five pieces of sensitive information per trial, including corporate financials, plus confidential employee and customer information. 
The visual hacker was stopped in only 30% of attempts. Meaning that 70% of the time, no one did anything to stop them. 
3M™ Privacy Filters use advanced microlouver technology to block unwanted side views, while providing a crisp, clear view for the intended user.
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3M and Management Today brought together a selection of data security industry experts to discuss the key issues relating to information security and in particular, visual data security.