Former White House CIO Theresa Payton. Photo: Cybercrime Magazine.

Fun In The Sun: Cybersecurity Tips For Summer Business Travel

How to train your employees on using VPNs and Wi-Fi hot spots

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – May 23, 2019

Theresa Payton is a globetrotting cybersecurity CEO, author, keynote speaker, and actress. Her company, Fortalice Solutions — a cybersecurity intelligence and operations provider — has been on the front lines of hundreds of incident responses.

This week, Theresa talks about keeping yourself and your employees cyber safe when traveling domestically and internationally this summer. You know that people are the weakest link, so plan ahead and don’t let your guard down. Don’t let a hack or a data breach ruin your hard-earned vacations — especially when that’s so easy to avoid by following some practical advice.

Videos are big when it comes to dispensing how-to advice, and Theresa recommends you put that medium to work for training your employees on safe travel. Keep it short (2 minutes or less) and informative, and there’s a good chance that people will actually watch the video and learn from it.

A personal VPN is highly recommended for anyone traveling. They’re inexpensive (and may be reimbursed as a business expense), easy-to-install, and proven to combat cyber threats and intruders. It shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds to explain this to a newbie or an expert.

Wi-Fi hotspots should be avoided, and with good reason. But if you must connect to one, then there’s some cyber thought that should be put into it. Theresa explains what to do, and more importantly what not to do when connecting to free Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, and coffee shops.

Listen to Theresa’s 2-minute podcast and learn how to create your own. Summer vacation will be much safer if you follow this sound advice!

Stay tuned for more cyber advice from Theresa.

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Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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