Cybersecurity on the go: make it a habit
Sep 7, 2010 3:48pm
By Michael Kaiser, NCSA Executive Director
More travelers are using smartphones and are increasing their use of travel-related applications, according to data from the Ypartnership/Harrison Group . The survey found 20% of travelers have downloaded a travel-related application and are using the apps for things such as bookings flights or hotels.
While traveling, you should never take a vacation from practicing cyber safety and security. If you making travel arrangements via your mobile phone, be careful about the information you are inputting into the application. For instance, will you be storing your login information, credit card number, billing address? If so, does your smartphone have a password on it?
Also, with more people using smartphones and traveling, people may be connecting to different networks, including unsecure Wi-fi, to access the Internet. This opens people up to more vulnerabilities and security risks. Remember to take the proper precautions in order to avoid further risks.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re on the go:
SSO (stay safe online),