Have upcoming travel plans? Use these cyber security tips next time you travel so you can avoid becoming a victim.

  • Secure your devices. Use strong passwords, PINs, autolock, or touch ID on phones, tablets and laptops.
  • If possible, do not take your work devices with you on international trips.
  • Now you see me, now you don’t. Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use to avoid being tracked.
  • Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots that aren’t secure; limit sensitive transactions while on Wi-Fi.
  • Keep mobile devices, software and apps updated to defend against viruses.
  • Delete vacation apps when you get home.
  • Resist sharing photos or travel adventures on social media until you return home in order to avoid becoming of victim of home burglary.
  • Physically protect yourself, your devices and any identification documents (especially your passport).
  • If you used a credit card while traveling, check your monthly statements for any discrepancies for at least one year after you return in order to help identify any unauthorized charges.

For more information check out the links below:

Quick tips for online security while traveling (30 second video)

Wi-Fi hotspot security tips (3:11 min video)

General safely tips for travel (2:57 min video)

Safety Tips for Mobile Devices

Travel Smart: Four Tips for Taking Cybersecurity on the Road

Cybersecurity Considerations for International Travel

Have a great summer and please don’t hesitate to contact with any questions.


Ryan S. Dunn