Data security in Government and public sector departments is an increasing priority and it's more important than ever to ensure all devices are adequately protected. There have been more than 1000 cases of personal data being lost by local councils since 2008. And in 2012 local councils were fined £300,000 after a series of data loss incidents. Open plan offices and hot desking environments are more common than ever, leading to an increased threat of a data breach. 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 information.
The rise 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 in non-secure locations like coffee shops, on trains and in airports, giving data thieves' ample opportunity to sneak a peek at confidential onscreen data.