Posted by - June 24, 2024

As we enter the beginning of Summer, many of us are highly anticipating the start of pool days, campfires, and of course, taking time off for much needed vacations. While summer vacation is meant to be a time to throw all your troubles away, protecting your personal data and information should still be a priority.

In this blog, we’re going to be covering simple precautions you can take to remain cybersafe while traveling this Summer:

  1. Update Your Devices: Software and security patches include critical security fixes on the latest threats and vulnerabilities. Ensure all devices are up to date before leaving.  
  2. Avoid Public Wi-Fi: Using Airport or public Wi-Fi may be tempting for convenience; cybercriminals can hijack these networks to steal your personal information. Instead, use a personal hotspot or VPN if you’re on the go to keep your devices more secure.
  3. Backup Your Data: Be prepared for all travel nightmares, including device theft or loss. Backup your data on a cloud storage service prior to leaving to make sure you’re prepared for any scenario.
  4. Review Your Account Activity: Review your financial accounts for any unusual activity or charges throughout the duration of the trip.
  5. Secure Your Devices: In the case you lose access to your device, make sure you have strong passwords as an added layer of security. In the case you have an Apple device, consider setting up tracking to locate your item in case it gets lost. An additional option is to attach an Airtag to any valuable item you bring to always keep track.

We hope you have a relaxing and cyber safe trip! For more technology tips and tricks, sign up for our monthly newsletter here.

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