Online business has made traveling for events like the Olympics easier and faster by putting everything from airlines to hotel rooms at the fingertips of anyone with a smartphone and an internet connection. But transferring your personal and financial data across the internet is only as secure as the companies on the other end make it, and from site to site there can be a vast difference of risk. The differences don't necessarily come where you'd expect either, with many popular organizations having middling to low security practices. How can you know who to trust?
UpGuard's external risk grader assesses a websites security based on how well it encrypts data, how secure its cookies are, what information it presents to the internet and other important factors. It then rolls that all up into a single score, allowing non-technical people to compare the relative security of different sites before handing them sensitive data.