Business Travelers

This week, you will identify a senior manager in the assigned company and then “shadow” that person at a Travel Security meeting attended by the company’s senior managers and executives. The focus of this meeting was: Cybersecurity Issues for Business Travelers. The read ahead package included the following resources:

1. https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Cybersecurity%20While%20Traveling_7.pdf

2. http://www.businessinsider.com/travel-tips-to-avoid-getting-hacked-overseas-2016-6

3. http://www.redzonetech.net/blog/13-mobile-device-security-tips-foreign-business-travelers-china/

For your blog, answer the following:

· Who did you shadow? What is his or her role in the company? What are the major responsibilities assigned to this person?

· What types of travel related cybersecurity issues and concerns did the managers discuss? (write about these in your blog entry)

· Pick one of these issues and tell your readers why your manager is concerned about this issue and related problems or concerns in his or her functional area.

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Read the article: Travelers beware! That free charging station could hack your phone

Padgett-Beale’s Resort Operations (RO) Team is putting together an update for their guest information brochure titled “Staying Safe While Traveling.” Most of the content is being reused from the 2010 version. But, RO wants to add something new and fresh so that travelers will appreciate the care and concern that RO has for their safety — especially with respect to digital information.

The head of the RO Security Team has asked you to help out by preparing a 2 to 3 paragraph description of the problem plus a 5 item tips list based on the news article above about the risks of using public charging stations. Your summary should begin by explaining how hackers can use public charging stations to collect sensitive information from a traveler’s cell phone (video jacking). Make sure that your contribution to the pamphlet is easy to read, clearly conveys the risks that a traveler could face, and provide suggestions for avoiding the problem altogether.