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About Visual Hacking

Learn more about visual privacy and the threat of visual hacking.

  • Visual Hacking Experiment

    Learn more about the issue of visual hacking. See how quickly and easily a visual hacker can obtain sensitive information and learn about potential visual hacking key risk areas.

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  • Data Security Study

    3M and Management Today brought together a selection of industry experts to discuss the key issues relating to information security and in particular, visual data security.

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    Privacy in your Industry

    Learn more about the unique considerations in your industry for upholding visual privacy in today's modern, mobile business environment.

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    Healthcare
    Mobile working

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Preventing Visual Hacking

Encouraging awareness of visual privacy in the workplace and equipping screens with 3M Privacy Filters is a great way to help reduce the risk of visual hacking.

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    Keep visual hackers in the dark

    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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  • Data Security Study

    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.

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    Anyone can be a visual hacker.

    How many visitors and contractors walk through your office every day? Even your own employees may be able to see sensitive information.

  • Illustration of a person looking at screens in an open office environment

    Open office designs are prime targets.

    The low walls and shared spaces in many contemporary open office environments mean more screens are visible to more people.

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    Be aware of shared areas and glass walls.

    Canteens, staffrooms, break rooms, conference rooms, glass walls and open doors are all prime targets for prying eyes.

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    59% [3] of employees work outside the office.

    Think outside the box. In today’s modern, mobile business environment, having a visual privacy plan is more vital than ever.

    [3] Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study * 2010. People Security Consulting Services.

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