Travelling can be a huge hassle with going through customs, checking in luggage, and trying to make your connecting flights. With all of this going on, we tend to forget that there can be unique security challenges as well. No one ever thinks they will lose their device or fall victim to theft. According to the survey conducted by Absolute LoJack, 1 in 7 people has had their device lost or stolen while traveling.
So what are some of the ways you can stay device-safe while travelling? Well for one, make sure your device is locked. This will not prevent a hacker from getting in, but it might prevent the average person. If you have sensitive information on your device, then you need to encrypt your device. If you do not know where to begin with the encryption process, outsource to professionals, as they can make the whole process easy and seamless. One way hackers can steal your data is through public networks, so if you can, try to avoid using them, and if you can’t, make sure you have a strong firewall, so it can help protect your device while connected to insecure networks. And last but not least, whether travelling or not, back up your data. That way if the worst does happen and you lose your device, you still have a copy of all your important data.
Avoid the headaches, take precautions and keep your device in sight at all times when travelling.