Top 10 Summer Vacation Cybersecurity Tips

(Washington, DC, Wednesday, May 20, 2015) – If you are making plans for a family vacation, you not only have to pack and make sure your home is safe and secure while you are away, but today, you have to make sure cyber criminals aren’t trying to steal your identity, hijack your data or corrupt your files while you are travelling.

Anyone who uses a computer, tablet or mobile device in a hotel room, lobby or cyber café, can be a victim of cybercrime. No one is safe, regardless of age or geographic location.

Cyber Safety and Summer Vacation Protection

A leading cyber security threat report reveals that identity theft, digital extortion and data corruption have increased dramatically over the last year. The reason: because it’s so easy.Too few people are aware of basic security measures for protecting their devices from theft and malware, and their data and personal information corruption, extortion and theft.

Cybersecurity expert Morgan Wright talks about strategies for vacationers this summer and his Top 10 Summer Vacation Cybersecurity Tips, covering areas such as:

Public Wi-Fi networks;
Encryption and password protection;
Bluetooth vulnerability;
Social media threats;
Malware in apps; and
Use of credit cards, online banking and ATM machines when abroad.

Morgan Wright spent the first 17 years of his career in state and local law enforcement, prior to entering the cybersecurity field. He has spent the last 15 years leading investigations into cybercrimes, training government and corporate cybersecurity personnel and creating solutions to prevent or mitigate major cyberattacks on behalf of the U.S. departments of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security and of several private sector clients. He has served in global leadership positions for companies such as CISCO, Alcatel-Lucent, Unisys; and SAIC.

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