Data security in Government and public sector departments is an increasing priority. 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 and hot desking environments 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.
The boom in mobile working also means Government and public sector staff are more susceptible to the threat of a data breach when working on the move. Coffee shops, train stations and airports provide causal passers by and data thieves’ ample opportunity to sneak a peek at confidential onscreen information.
The Security Policy Framework 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. There are a growing number of departments upgrading their visual security to adhere to these requirements and taking steps to secure their confidential on screen data.
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 by unauthorised individuals. And ensuring all portable devices used for remote working are appropriately secured.
There are a growing number of departments upgrading their visual security to adhere to these requirements and taking steps to secure their confidential on screen data. The 3M range of privacy filters provide a fast and effective way to protect laptops, desktop montiors and mobile devices from data thieves. Featuring patented 3M technology, 3M Privacy filters block the view of the screen from either side, and in the case of 3M Gold Filters from above too, ensuring all confidential onscreen information is secure.