No business is safe from a cyber incident. Businesses across all industries have increasingly been targeted by cyber criminals, become the victims of non-targeted attacks, or have inadvertently opened their network to an incident through employee error.
But how does the threat of a cyber incident affect businesses with travelling employees? Does business travel make them more vulnerable, and what precautions should travelling employees take to reduce the risks when away on business trips?
And remember, it’s not just the online threat that could leave you vulnerable. There have been reports of criminals monitoring social media for people talking about an upcoming business trip, and then selecting their home as a potential target for burglary. Your online presence and your offline activity go hand in hand.
To keep your company’s network safer you can follow these six simple steps to help ensure your devices are as secure as possible as you prepare for a business trip:
Give your employees the information they need to protect themselves whilst travelling. One of the main causes of cyber incidents is human error and whether it’s intentional or not the consequences are often the same.
As a company you can help educate your employees by circulating travel tips such as those above or by providing them with the tools they need to understand the risks they face: Phishing awareness training can easily be implemented to educate people on how to avoid scams. Alternatively new solutions such as a company-wide password management system can assist. Making sure your employees aren’t the weakest link in your network is crucial.
For more information about Chubb’s business travel capabilities, please visit our business travel page.
And for more guidance around our cyber proposition for businesses, visit our cyber risk management page.