Far too many U.S. airports have sacrificed the security of their Wi-Fi networks for consumer convenience.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 18, 2018
Coronet, an award-winning cloud security company, today announced the release of Attention All Passengers: Airport Networks Are Putting Your Devices & Cloud Apps at Severe Risk, a first-of-its-kind data report identifying San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County (CA) International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport as America’s most cyber insecure airports.
The purpose of the report is to inform business travelers of how insecure airport Wi-Fi can inadvertently put the integrity and confidentiality of their essential cloud-based work apps (G-Suite, Dropbox, Office 365, etc.) at risk, and to educate all other flyers on the dangers of connecting to unencrypted, unsecured or improperly configured networks. Currently, Chicago-Midway, Raleigh-Durham and Nashville International lead the pack as the least vulnerable. The complete report, which ranks the 45 busiest airports in the U.S., is available here.
America’s Most Cyber Insecure Airports:
36. Boston Logan International Airport
37. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
38. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
39. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
40. Dallas Love Field
41. Newark Liberty International Airport
42. Southwest Florida International Airport
43.William P. Houston Hobby Airport
44. John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport
45. San Diego International Airport
America’s Least Vulnerable Airports:
10. Tampa International Airport
9. Miami International Airport
8. Lambert St. Louis International Airport
7. Kansas City International Airport
6. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
5. San Antonio International Airport
4. Washington Dulles International Airport
3. Nashville International Airport
2. Raleigh Durham International Airport
1. Chicago-Midway International Airport
The Methodology Behind Finding America’s Most Cyber Insecure Airports
To identify the airports with the greatest cyber risk, Coronet collected data from more than 250,000 consumer and corporate endpoints that traveled through America’s 45 busiest airports over the course of five months. Coronet then analyzed the data consisting of both device vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi network risks, which was captured from the company’s threat protection applications. Following the completed analysis, the data was combined and standardized to compile an Airport Threat Score. The greater the vulnerability for devices and networks, the higher the score assigned. Based on the analysis, Coronet classifies any score above 6.5 as unacceptable exposure.
“Far too many U.S. airports have sacrificed the security of their Wi-Fi networks for consumer convenience,” said Dror Liwer, Coronet’s founder and CISO. “As a result, business travelers in particular put not just their devices, but their company’s entire digital infrastructure at risk every time they connect to Wi-Fi that is unencrypted, unsecured or improperly configured. Until such time when airports take responsibility and improve their cybersecurity posture, the accountability is on each individual flyer to be aware of the risks and take the appropriate steps to minimize the danger.”
Limit Cyber Risk at Airports with Coronet’s SecureCloud – It’s Free, Forever
Coronet’s free SecureCloud platform empowers business travelers with enterprise-grade cloud security, enabling them to prevent the inherent risks of airport Wi-Fi and subsequent threats from impacting their companies cloud apps and devices. With Coronet, all travelers can safely access any cloud service, through any device and connect to any network and seamlessly be secured. To sign up and get started with SecureCloud, visit http://www.coro.net/signup.
For more information, visit http://www.coro.net and follow us on social media @coronetworks. To download our previous report, Cybersecurity in the City: Ranking America’s Most Insecure Metros, which identified Las Vegas, Memphis and Charlotte as America’s most cyber insecure cities, visit http://www.coro.net/threatcity.
Coronet is an award-winning, privately-held leader in cloud security. Based in Tel Aviv, Coronet brings enterprise grade security to any size organizations by providing a fully hosted security as a service platform, eliminating the need for integration or customization, containers or proxies, and other tools that limit users, impact their experience, or inhibit productivity. Requiring zero operator involvement, Coronet’s patented SecureCloud Platform continuously identifies risks and threats to ensure that only authorized users, using safe devices, connecting through uncompromised networks to cloud applications can access corporate data. The platform automatically controls applications users can use, activities users can perform, and data they can access and share. Protecting over one million users worldwide, Coronet has offices in New York, North Carolina and Frankfurt, Germany. Interested parties can visit http://www.coro.net to obtain more information.