Don’t Let Hackers Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Traveler waiting for train with connected device.

Product Focus: Cyber Security Training Course 

We’re deep into the dog days of summer. You may be taking a vacation, but I can promise you hackers are not. In fact, many hackers wait for times like this when security teams are likely to be short staffed because of vacations or holidays. Additionally, as many employees take their jobs on the road, working remote or simply checking in while on vacation, potential security pitfalls are all around. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the most common threats and how you can educate your employees to avoid them.

For SMBs, a cyber attack is a big deal. In fact, six out of ten small businesses go out of business within six months of a breach. Use these tips to keep your employees and your business safe all summer long, and beyond.

Summertime means travel time!

Whether employees are taking advantage of remote working options, checking in while on vacation, or traveling for business, they become a potential target for cyber attacks. Threat actors take advantage of the fact that people who are traveling are often busy and distracted. For this reason, cyber threats are increasingly present in ports of travel. 

It goes without saying that you protect your passport and wallet, and you never let your luggage leave your sight. But, what about protecting personal information and company data? Every connected device is a potential threat – and connecting to public Wi-Fi can be incredibly risky.

From man-in-the middle attacks to simple malware, public Wi-Fi is as unsafe as it is convenient.

A study conducted by the cyber security firm, Coronet, found that airport Wi-Fi security is often sacrificed in exchange for customer convenience. Not only are these networks vulnerable, attackers have identified them as sweet-spots to steal information due to the high traffic of people and devices. 

Cybersecurity is everyone’s job

While traveling, you and your employees will always be at risk of a cyber attack. The most effective way to reduce your risk and protect your business is to educate your employees to take responsibility for their own security online. Cyber security is no longer the responsibility of the security team. It is the responsibility of every person who accesses company information online.   

Today is a great day for cybersecurity awareness training

Port53 offers a comprehensive suite of learning programs to give your employees the knowledge required to stay safe online. The more aware and vigilant your employees are, the safer your business will be.

Port53 Cybersecurity Essentials end user training platform and simulated phishing attacks empower your employees with the knowledge and tools to quickly identify and stay ahead of cyber threats, cultivating a sense of ownership for proactively protecting themselves, their teams, and the entire organization.

In the meantime, share this helpful handout with your employees to keep the do’s and don’ts of cybersecurity top of mind while they’re traveling this summer.