Business travel, especially international business travel, can put organizations and their employees at risk for cyberattacks. In 2017, International SOS found that 75 countries were impacted by cybersecurity attacks between the months of January and September alone. Protecting a mobile workforce is challenging for any business; risk mitigation plays an integral role in keeping both personal and business information secure while on assignment.
Cybersecurity is generally built around three main principles: Confidentiality, keeping data private and preventing unauthorized access to data; Integrity, confidence that data has not been modified or manipulated by an outside source; and Availability of Data, the ability to access required data when you need it. Business travelers can put these three principals at risk by simply transferring data through non-encrypted channels.