A survey by Wi-Fi tech company Xirrus and cybersecurity expert Morgan Wright reveals that 91% believe public Wi-Fi is insecure but connect anyway.
The report said that, compared to 2015, this year public Wi-Fi users have increased significantly with 48% connecting at least three times a week and 31% daily. Awareness for security is there and 70% are even willing to change hotels for better connection and security. But the need to be connected overcomes security concerns.
Users are aware of cyber threats, but 30% haven’t heard of ransomware, the report noted.
The report highlights neglect of enterprises, which ignore cybersecurity training for staff even though they are accessing sensitive information in public. Around 46% of staff said they were not given security training in the past year, and 26% even said their employers do not recommend security measures during travel.
The full report is at https://www.xirrus.com/rolling-the-dice-with-public-wi-fi/