GDPR requires organisations to apply sound security practices to electronic and paper-based data. Securing data against hacking and malware is top of mind for many organisations, however many fail to adequately address the physical security of IT hardware.
In the financial sector 25% of breaches are due to lost or stolen devices and are the most frequent cause of data leakage, being especially tempting targets because of the volume of sensitive data stored and used.4
Within healthcare physical theft or loss is the biggest cause of security incidents, accounting for 32% of over 100,000 incidents surveyed in 82 countries.5
of data breaches are caused by hacking, malware & physical device loss6
data records are lost or stolen every day7
of businesses have no physical security policy in place8
Overcoming Barriers to User Co-Operation
“We Operate in a Secure Environment”
This may be the case, but sensitive data can be visually hacked by any visitor or unauthorised person.
A privacy screen filter as a visual protection measure is an indispensable security tool to protect confidential data belonging to the company. Our product portfolio includes more than 52,000 privacy screen filters for a variety of different manufacturers, models and device types.
With the move to thinner form factors, today’s computing devices may not incorporate the industry-standard Kensington Security Slot™. However, it is a misconception to believe that such devices cannot be physically secured. Even devices without a security slot can be locked down to prevent opportunistic theft.