Rocket Matter’s Larry Port quoted Sensei’s VP John Simek in a recent blog post titled “Cybersecurity for the Remote Law Firm”.
Your personal hotspot is your friend.
At our recent Rocket Aid conference, John Simek, a security expert from Sensei Enterprises, strongly suggested against using the public WiFi at a coffee shop or a hotel (that is, when we can actually go to coffee shops and hotels again!)
Instead, he suggests connecting to your phone’s own personal hotspot, which essentially turns your phone into a router for your laptop.
It’s a great idea. Cellular hotspot data transmission is much more secure than public WiFi. You just don’t want other people connecting to your phone, so make sure you password protect the hotspot (see comments about good passwords above).
If you are really paranoid like I am, name your phone something like “hacker” so no one nearby thinks it’s a good idea to try to connect to your phone.
NOTE: If you are going to use public WiFi, you must take other precautions: namely, an up-to-date operating system and the use of HTTPS or VPN for sensitive information.