Every time an executive at your company enters an airport, mobile security is at a heightened level of risk. Of course, laptops, tablets and smartphones are vulnerable to loss, theft or attack all the time, everywhere. This is a constant challenge and source of worry for IT leaders.
At an airport, however, the normal user controls and legal protections against data searches are temporarily suspended. During security processing, business travelers are required by law to hand control of their devices over to strangers, who may legally search them, copy data or confiscate the devices. In addition, airport Wi-Fi is nearly ubiquitous — and so are hotspots that may falsely claim to be the official provider.
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