WOBURN, MA – July 5, 2016 – / — The Kaspersky Lab International Travel Report found that business travelers, especially senior-level executives, admit to experiencing cybercrime while traveling. The survey shows that one in five people have been a target of cyber-crime while abroad, and almost a third (31 percent) are senior level business managers.

The survey polled 11,850 people from across the U.S., Europe, Russia, Latin America, and Asia Pacific and found that almost half of senior managers and more than 43 percent of mid-level managers use unsecure public access Wi-Fi networks to connect their work devices when abroad and at least two in five (44 percent and 40 percent, respectively) use Wi-Fi to transmit work emails with sensitive or confidential attachments.

The report findings show that the pressure from work to get online is a leading factor of why business travelers are connecting to unsecured public networks. By the time business travelers reach the arrivals terminal, one in six is using their work device to get online and those in senior leadership roles (59 percent) say they try to log on as quickly as possible upon arrival abroad because there is an expectation at work that they will stay connected.

Additionally, the report reveals that there is a widely held assumption that work devices are more secure than private communications tools, regardless of their connectivity. Two in five (41 percent) expect that their employers have set strong security measures already. This is most pronounced among business leaders (53 percent) and mid-level executives (46 percent).

Half of those surveyed (54 percent) make no distinction at all between their online activities when traveling for work and when at home or in the office, despite the fact that they depend on secure residential and office connections at home to keep their communication safe; the number rises, again, for mid-level and senior managers (to as much as 62 percent). One in five (20 percent) senior executives admit to using work devices to access websites of a sensitive nature via Wi-Fi – compared to an average of 12 percent.

“Businesses need to educate employees on the potential cyber threats while traveling, as awareness is the first step to protection, said Konstantin Voronkov, Head of Endpoint Product Management at Kaspersky Lab. Another important countermeasure is implementing the use of a VPN to access the corporate network, email encryption, and a multilayered endpoint protection strategy. When employees are out of a corporate network perimeter the most efficient, and often the only protection applicable, is the security measures applied to their laptops or mobile devices.”

The full Kaspersky Lab International Travel Report can be read here:

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit:

Securelist | Information about Viruses, Hackers and Spam
Follow @Securelist on Twitter

Threatpost | The First Stop for Security News
Follow @Threatpost on Twitter

Media Contact:
Denise Bertrand

Source: Kaspersky



General Tags: top rated online backups, online backup companies, online backup reviews, online backup news, online backup, data security, compare online backups, CEO interviews, SaaS, online backup providers directory, online data backup, online file storage, cloud computing, online backup services, online file backup, backing up online, software as a service, data storage

Like us on Facebook

Do you like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed ===========================


Related posts:

  1. Kaspersky Lab Sheds Light on “Darkhotel,” Where Business Executives Fall Prey to an Elite Spying Crew
  2. SaaS Increasingly Trusted by SMBs for Security, Kaspersky Lab Report Shows
  3. New Kaspersky Lab Technology Enhances Usability When Protecting Corporate Data with Encryption
  4. Kaspersky Lab Survey Reveals: Cyberattacks Now Cost Large Businesses an Average of $861,000
  5. Kaspersky Lab’s Corporate Data Protection Technology is FIPS 140-2 Certified
  6. Kaspersky Lab Survey Shows Employees are Slow to Report Stolen Mobile Devices
  7. Kaspersky Lab Report on DDoS Attacks in Q1 2017: The Lull Before the Storm
  8. Kaspersky Lab Releases Q2 IT Threat Evolution Report for 2015
  9. Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL Report: Every Fifth Android User Faces Cyber-Attacks
  10. Kaspersky Lab Report: The Cost of a Data Breach Continues to Grow Worldwide

Tags: ,