Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 18, 2011
Airports are hotbeds for identity theft, and from rogue Wi-Fi hotspots to new wirelessly accessible e-passports, travelers have never been at greater risk. The EC-Council, an international cybersecurity training and consulting group, is urging travelers to be aware of the risks, and offers the following tips that can help travelers stay safe this summer.
Planning your trip:
On the trip:
“Travelers today face an incredible number of new and potentially dangerous cyber threats,” said Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder of EC-Council. “Wi-Fi is the most common risk most people face, and it is hard to tell the difference between a legitimate public Wi-Fi hotspot and a rogue access point set up by a hacker. It’s important for travelers to understand the types of risks they face and to be cognizant of the information stored on their personal laptops, netbooks, tablets, and phones.”
It’s also important for travelers to realize that they can also get hacked on the plane – 30,000 feet above the earth. As technology becomes more pervasive and capable of storing more and sending it faster, the risk will continue to grow.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at http://www.eccouncil.org.