It’s the height of the summer, a time of family, fun, and travel. Technology has given us so much more freedom to travel and enjoy this season. Now we can work a bit while we travel
Review the Basics
- Update passwords and make certain they include multiple elements.
- Make certain the attempts to enter a password are limited for your devices.
- Ensure your antivirus is up to date and active. Install a firewall if possible.
- Disable your wireless connection when you aren’t using your device.
- Make sure you take your own charger with you.
- Back up your data before travelling.
Wireless and WIFI Access
Not everyone has large data plans enabling them to be securely connected wherever they go. Many people seek out public wireless networks in order to get that extra bit of work done while travelling, and there are so many to choose from. The problem is that these networks can often be accessed by anyone and provide little to no security for the user. A good rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t want everyone able to see what you are sending, then don’t send it over free wireless networks. If, for some reason, you have to use one, check with the offering location to make sure you are using the real network offered, not a ghost set up by someone else.
Physical Security of Devices
So many major data breaches have been the result of poor physical security of a device. Often you spend so much time working on your digital security, the simple physical security of your device slips your mind. While travelling make sure to always have your devices with you and never leave them unattended.
Most of all, enjoy your travel, the time with family, and the summer!
Keep yourself and your business safe from identity thieves and hackers this summer with these simple tips. At AITP Charleston, we are always at the forefront of the latest in technology news. Follow us to stay informed and learn from industry experts. From monthly events with expert panelists to articles relevant to you and your business, AITP Charleston is the place for IT professionals.