Leaving us behind in 2020, we all hope that things will be better this year and we may be able to make the trips we have planned. However we must not neglect to keep our personal data.
Here are some tips:
1. Back up
2. Software updates
All operating systems on your devices have built-in systems receiving regular updates from the manufacturer. Updating your applications and operating system will offer better safety for your personal data while traveling.
3. Automatic and remote connectivity
Automatic connectivity is an extremely useful feature around the home or workplace. However when you travel, the wireless network and the Bluetooth can automatically connect to available networks and devices, which could compromise your data. Turn off the automatic and remote connection of your devices while traveling.
4. Physical security
Maintaining the physical security of your devices while in hotel rooms, airports, airplanes or any other place will help you prevent unauthorized access, physical theft and consequent data breaches. It is a good practice to never leave your devices unattended in a public place or on any means of transport.
5. Lock and passwords
Using a strong password or PIN is always helpful, but keeping your device locked at all times is even more important, especially when traveling. If you leave your device unlocked for a minute or two, you can give it to them several times hacker to breach your device.
6. Location notification
Always be careful with what you share on social media, especially when you are going to let people know where you are or how long you will be away.
7. Public wireless networks
Connecting to public hot spots or wireless networks that are available in hotels, airplanes, cafes, and transportation can be dangerous, so you should always confirm the exact connection procedures with your staff. If you're connected to a public network, make sure you only use sites "https”And avoid online shopping or access to sensitive data to avoid security breaches. If possible, always use your own data network connection or make sure you have one VPN.
8. Public computers
More and more public spaces are being accessed via public computers. Libraries, internet cafes, hotels and even some restaurants have public computers for use and access to Internet. However, when you are in an unfamiliar place, it is a good idea to avoid these devices to protect your personal data from being compromised, as they may contain malware.
9. Skimmer Devices
A device skimmer used by criminals to copy your credit card information without ever touching or using the card itself. An easy way to avoid this is to use an RFID wallet or card provider that prevents data theft by creating a digital wall between your card and the skimmer device.
So whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, follow the steps above and enjoy your trip safely.