If an employee is regularly checking their email on a mobile device while traveling or working remotely, public internet access can put company information at risk. According to a public Wi-Fi security survey by NordVPN, almost 70% of U.S. respondents prefer mobile internet for public online activities.
In the survey, most American internet users mentioned shopping malls (51%), public event venues (50%) and cafeterias, bars, or restaurants (49%) among the places where devices are exposed to cybersecurity threats the most.
Home and workplace are mentioned as the safest places from cybersecurity threats with 20% of respondents concerned about internet security and privacy in each location. Forty-five percent of respondents claim that they avoid entering or accessing sensitive information when they are connected to public Wi-Fi, and 35% verify if the public Wi-Fi is legitimate before joining.