You may be ready for a vacation, but it’s no time to take it easy on protecting your data.
Foreign or domestic travel makes you susceptible to cyber criminals. A few steps you can take before, during, and after your stay can help mitigate risk to your digital life.
Beware of charging stations as juice jackers set up free kiosks in hopes of stealing your data. Use a wall outlet if available or bring an extra battery. Use eduroam if available instead of free Wi-Fi and avoid installing software patches while away.
For faculty and staff, your IT professional can help you secure data while traveling. If you must bring a work device, consider taking a loaner, as portable equipment and its data are vulnerable to theft and loss.