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Never leave devices unattended

It is important to remember that laptops, phones and tablets should never be left unattended. Ensure your devices are with you at all times. If you are staying in a hotel, the best thing to do is lock them in a safe. If a safe is not available, lock them in your luggage. And, while […]

Take physical security seriously

If you’re riding the train, waiting in line at a coffee shop, or standing in a crowded elevator, try not to type in passwords in plain sight or without them being scrambled. Someone behind you could be watching what you type as you log into Facebook or make a payment on Amazon. If you’re in […]

Avoid charging your phone at public stations

Public charging stations are becoming more common in airports, train stations and malls. While they may be convenient, they’re also a potential security risk. Hackers can compromise these outlets, so that when you plug into them, they gain access to all of your phone’s data.

Guard your mobile devices

To prevent theft and unauthorized access or loss of sensitive information, never leave your equipment—including any USB or external storage devices—unattended in a public place. Keep your devices secured in taxis, at airports, on airplanes, and in your hotel room. The more we travel, the more we are at risk for cyberattacks.

Stop auto connecting when traveling

Some devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks or Bluetooth devices. This instant connection opens the door for cyber criminals to remotely access your devices. Disable these features so that you actively choose when to connect to a safe network.

Keep it locked when traveling

Lock your device when you are not using it. Even if you only step away for a few minutes, that is enough time for someone to steal or misuse your information. Set your devices to lock after a short time and use strong PINs and passwords. In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity […]