“Traveling can make people more vulnerable to security threats than they are at home. On the road, people tend to be distracted and overwhelmed, often opting for convenience over security. At home, they may have safeguards like controlling physical access to devices and setting up firewalls to prevent digital intrusions, but on the road, they might be more exposed.”
“As the 2019 summer travel seasons begins, it is important for travelers and travel and transportation companies to understand the threats facing them and take precautions to help protect their sensitive data. Cybercriminals are drawn to the travel industry because of the wealth of data it holds and the economic value it drives.
Travel is a profitable industry, with travelers spending $1.1 trillion in 2018 and supporting 15.7 million jobs in the U.S., according to the US Travel Association. This year, 43 million Americans will travel during the Memorial Day weekend to kick off the summer season, giving financially motivated hackers plenty of individual targets for their attacks.”
Source: Cybersecurity Market
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