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A method to prevent confidential information from being accidentally shown to third parties

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234028D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that prevents a user from inadvertently revealing a confidential document to external or third parties by interrupting the display process while potentially showing the confidential information.

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A method to prevent confidential information from being accidentally shown to third parties

For enterprise employees, it is crucial to keep confidential information secure while

working outside of the corporate environment. There exist several solutions with encryption or passkeys to protect a file or keep the system secure ; however, it is still possible that a situation can occur where a confidential document is exposed accidentally to external people.

The novel contribution is a system that prevents a user from inadvertently revealing a confidential document to external or third parties by interrupting the display process (e.g., on a computer or projector) while potentially showing the confidential information. For example, when a corporate device is connected to a beam projector visible to a group of external people, any confidential information on screen must be hidden beforehand.

The components and process for implementing the system in a preferred embodiment follow:


1. Detect whether the device is in an insecure environment

A. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) location that is associated with the company

B. Using unsecured Wi-Fi not provided by the company


C. Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection

2. Detect whether there is any confidential information currently shown or intended to be shown on the device or any display connected to the device ,

A. By checking the document currently open contains any word - such as

'CONFIDENTIAL' - provided by...