Public Wi-Fi is a massive security risk. It may seem like a free gift that can lower your data usage, but the truth it is a sure-fire way to open yourself up to hackers. This also includes the semi-public Wi-Fi available conferences, airport lounges or hotel rooms.
The Cyber Collective recommend that you never use public Wi-Fi on any device that can access your emails, CRM portal logins, or client data. This should be both a policy for personal devices and a business policy for all staff when using company devices.
The simple solution is to use your mobile data. It’s safer and way more secure. By never using public or semi-public Wi-Fi, you can feel safe that you haven’t opened yourself up to a hacker.