Business travel is a fertile hunting ground for hackers. Sensitive company data is seldom more at risk than when employees are on the road. The travel sector is notoriously susceptible to large scale data breaches. Moreover, new threat vectors are emerging to add to traditional ones. Studies, meanwhile, show many employees are unaware of the risks and generally have less regard for data security while traveling. Companies clearly need to do more to help employees understand the data protection rules of the road.It should cover everything from public Wi-Fi risks to flaws in some leading car-sharing applications. Businesses should also ensure their employees’ mobile devices are equipped to encrypt data whenever they use digital communications while on the road. Many opt for virtual private networking (VPN) software. A VPN establishes an encrypted tunnel to ensure remote users’ data stays secure and private while connecting with their employers’ digital resources.
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