Miami Herald: How safe is an airport’s Wi-Fi? Cybersecurity study ranks the nation’s best and worst

Posted: July 19, 2018 / Author: Keren

Some good news for patrons of Miami International Airport who use their smart phones and laptops to do business or pass time on social media while waiting on a flight.

According to a new survey by Coronet, a Tel Aviv-based cloud security company, Miami International is one of the 10 most secure airports in the country when it comes to cybersecurity.

MIA ranked No. 9, one position ahead of Tampa International Airport.

Coronet says 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 — such as G-Suite, Dropbox, Office 365 — at risk. The goal, the company said, was “to educate fliers on the dangers of connecting to unencrypted, unsecured or improperly configured networks.”

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