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7/16/2016
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Staying Cyber Safe At The Olympics

Travel tips and more in hostile environments abroad.
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Setting Expectations: Expect Surveillance When Doing Business

First and foremost, executive travelers who might be considering mixing business with pleasure should understand that there is a high degree of likelihood that they may be targeted for compromise by either competitors or foreign operatives while they're in Brazil.

'Major sponsor corporations use the Olympics as a platform to invite guests and to discuss business collaboration,' one former FBI official with experience in managing security operations at the Olympics told USA Today recently. 'The hotels are bugged and high-level executives are targeted for compromise.'

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Setting Expectations: Expect Surveillance When Doing Business

First and foremost, executive travelers who might be considering mixing business with pleasure should understand that there is a high degree of likelihood that they may be targeted for compromise by either competitors or foreign operatives while they're in Brazil.

"Major sponsor corporations use the Olympics as a platform to invite guests and to discuss business collaboration," one former FBI official with experience in managing security operations at the Olympics told USA Today recently. "The hotels are bugged and high-level executives are targeted for compromise."

Image Source: Adobe Stock

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7/18/2016 | 6:48:29 AM
'Common Sense'
Probably the best advice in this post is the common sense tab. Technology so often just works these days that it's easy to be complacent until you're caught out. Making sure your passwords are strong, your devices locked down as much as possible and your important information encrypted, are great methods of staying safe at any time.

And those same methods will apply just as much during big events like the olympics as well.

Hopefully this encourages people to apply those practices after the games too.
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