Traveling with Technology

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When traveling with technology, there are steps you can take to keep your data safe, your devices secure and Queens University Protected. 

  1. Be sure that any device with an operating system and software (this includes iPhones and iPads) is fully patched and up-to-date.
  2. Turn the device off, or at least keep wifi turned off, when not actively in use.
  3. Only connect to trusted networks.   Avoid using any network that requires you to download software to your computer for access.
  4. Always decline any request from someone else to use your electronic devices.
  5. Maintain physical possession of your computer and personal electronic devices at all times – do not leave devices unattended in hotel rooms, for example.    Use options the hotel has for a safe or secured storage when the device cannot be with you.
  6. Have Find My iPhone/iPad configured.
  7. Change any and all passwords you may have used abroad.
  8. Have the secure PIN or thumbprint feature turned on so your device cannot be openly accessed.
  9. Have copies of important data on secondary storage.
  10. Back up the information on it (e.g. OneDrive, iCloud..)
  11. Take the minimum amount of information needed for your travel.  Do not take sensitive information (electronic or printed) with you as you travel. Evaluate the sensitivity of the information you are considering taking by knowing in many countries/cultures there is no expectation of privacy.
  12. Do not use the same login credentials for university and personal business.
  13. Never use shared computers in cyber cafes, public areas, hotel business centers, or devices belonging to other travelers, colleagues, or friends.
  14. Visit the U.S. State Department’s web site to obtain information about the safety and security of the country you are visiting and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  15. Upon your return, change any and all passwords you may have used abroad.

 

 

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