Are You Planning On Traveling?

If so please CONTACT Tom Ordeman to ensure your information stay's safe and secure.

Travel Security

Travel security is an important aspect of information security, as traveling often involves carrying sensitive data and accessing university networks and systems from unfamiliar locations. 

Tips and Tricks

After you have contacted Tom, Take a look below to learn some tips and tricks to keep your information safe when on the go!

Before You Go

  1. Secure your digital devices:

    • Update all your devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet) with the latest security patches and software updates.
    • Install reputable antivirus and anti-malware software to protect against potential threats.
    • Enable device encryption to safeguard your data in case of loss or theft.
  2. Back up your data:

    • Create backups of important files and documents before your trip.
    • Store the backups in a secure location, either on an external hard drive or a trusted cloud storage service.
  3. Use strong and unique passwords:

    • Change any simple or compromised passwords for your devices, email accounts, and any online accounts you may need to access while traveling.
    • Utilize a password manager to generate and store strong, unique passwords for each account.

When You Are There

  1. Be cautious with public Charging Kiosks:

    • Avoid using public chargers or charging kiosks. 
    • Bring and use a portable charger for dying batteries.
  2. Disable automatic connections:

    • Disable automatic Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections on your devices to prevent unauthorized access or data leaks.
    • Manually connect only to trusted and secure networks.
  3. Beware of phishing attempts:

    • Be cautious of unsolicited emails, messages, or calls asking for personal information or login credentials.
    • Verify the authenticity of emails or requests before providing any sensitive information.

When You Return 

  1.  Review your accounts:

    • Change passwords for your devices, email accounts, and online accounts you accessed while traveling.
    • Review your financial accounts for any suspicious activity and report any unauthorized transactions immediately.
  2. Scan for malware:

    • Run a full antivirus and anti-malware scan on your devices after returning from your trip.
    • Remove any identified threats or malicious software.
  3. Update your software:

    • Update all your devices and applications with the latest security patches and updates.
    • This ensures you have the most up-to-date protection against potential vulnerabilities.