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Cybersecurity study ranks best and worst U.S. airports’ Wi-Fi


    A traveler sits as she waits for a flight at Midway International Airport in Chicago. According to a new survey by Coronet, Chicago-Midway is the most secure airport in the country when it comes to cybersecurity.

Some good news for patrons of Chicago-­Midway International Airport who use their smart phones and laptops to do business or pass time while waiting on a flight. According to a new survey by Coronet, a cloud security company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Chicago-Midway is the most secure airport in the country when it comes to cybersecurity.

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.

Coronet arrived at its Airport Threat Score rankings by collecting data from more than 250,000 consumer and corporate users who traveled through the nation’s 45 busiest airports over the course of five months. The data was analyzed to look at device vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi network risks.

“Far too many U.S. airports have sacrificed the security of their Wi-Fi networks for consumer convenience,” said Dror Liwer, Coronet’s founder. “As a result, business travelers in particular put not just their devices, but their company’s entire digital infrastructure at risk every time they connect to Wi-Fi that is unencrypted, unsecured or improperly configured.”

The most secure airports:

1. Chicago-Midway International Airport

2. Raleigh Durham International Airport

3. Nashville International Airport

4. Washington Dulles International Airport

5. San Antonio International Airport

6. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

7. Kansas City International Airport

8. Lambert St. Louis International Airport

9. Miami International Airport

10. Tampa International Airport

The least secure airport:

1. San Diego International Airport

2. John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport

3. William P. Houston Hobby Airport

4. Southwest Florida International Airport

5. Newark Liberty International Airport

6. Dallas Love Field

7. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

8. Charlotte Douglas International Airport

9. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

10. Boston Logan International Airport

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