An eye-opening look at the importance of screen security — in the office and beyond.
In a 2021 study sponsored by 3M, the Ponemon Institute investigated how COVID-19 and the global shift to remote and hybrid work have impacted workplace privacy and data security. In total, 564 IT and IT security managers and 617 business managers in the United States were surveyed. All were from organizations that required employees to work from home due to COVID-19.
The results are alarming and demonstrate the importance of screen security and visual privacy in the workplaces of today and tomorrow.¹
The average percentage of employees working remotely has nearly tripled since COVID-19, from 24% to 65%.¹
64% of IT security managers were very concerned that prying eyes will hack sensitive information on remote workers’ screens.¹
Only 34% of business managers found it possible to prevent others from viewing their screens while working from home.¹
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Take the risk out of these key risk areas by addressing points of vulnerability in the workplace.
Understanding the methods of visual hackers can also help protect your visual privacy in the office. Organizational leadership can identify common points of visual hacking to help reduce vulnerability. Login credentials, classified documents, corporate financials and more are at stake.
Virtually any screen you can see can also be seen by a visual hacker.
How many visitor and contractors walk through your office every day? Even your own employees may see sensitive information.
The low walls and shared workspaces in many contemporary open office environments mean more screens are visible to more people.
3M™ Screen Privacy Products use advanced microlouver and nanolouver technology to block side views while providing a bright, crisp and clear view for the intended user.
¹ “The Impact of the New Normal on Workplace Privacy: A Study of Business and IT and IT Security Managers Presented by Ponemon Institute.” Sponsored by 3M Company and independently conducted by Ponemon Institute. June 2021. https://www.ponemon.org/userfiles/filemanager/bkox4uly18udll2ydgyg/ (PDF, 4.01 MB)