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Three quarters of execs have received no training on how to keep visual data secure

3M says nearly half of visual hacking attempts were successful in less than 15 minutes
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Almost three quarters (71.4 per cent) of business leaders have received no training at all on how to keep their visual data secure.

3M conducted a data security survey of 165 business leaders from the public and private sectors (including HR, finance, legal, sales, admin and IT) in conjunction with Management Today, and told PCR of the findings during a recent visit to 3M's UK headquarters.

The survey also found that 57.1 per cent thought that their own confidential data could be seen by onlookers on trains, the Tube or elsewhere, while 63 per cent of people admitted seeing something on someone else’s screen that they really shouldn’t have.

88 per cent admitted they accessed sensitive or confidential information outside the office, and six in 10 people admitted their own business hadn’t dealt adequately with the risk of their on-screen data being seen.

The survey was conducted due in part to raise awareness of visual hacking, but also to push 3M's range of privacy filters, which the firm says can make resellers between 20 to 40 margin points on privacy filter sales.

3M says the average privacy filter customer order is for between 10 to 15 units, but some large customers order thousands of units a year - many in single drop deliveries.

3M offers free samples to customers, and says that there's a 40 per cent to 60 per cent conversion rate.

You can read more on the study here and in the video below.

Check out the next issue of PCR for a behind the scenes look at 3M's Innovation Centre

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