Everyone has been waiting to travel again. Whether you enjoy a day trip to the beach or an extended business trip in a foreign country, travel-safety considerations are more important than ever. The extensive use of cell phones everywhere we go has added another category of things we need to protect while traveling. Airports, train stations, hotels and just about anywhere public WiFi and cell service are available are targets for cybercriminals. We all do our best to keep our luggage safe while traveling. So why wouldn’t we want to be extra careful in protecting our personal data stored on our phones and laptops? Traveling makes all our connected devices more vulnerable when using them away from home.
It is imperative to take proactive steps to secure your devices before leaving home. Here are some simple steps to take in preparation for traveling:
Being prepared for safe travel doesn’t mean one can be reckless while traveling. We must still be vigilant. You will know quickly if your physical device is stolen. However, cybercriminals trying to steal your passwords to compromise your private data might not be as obvious. Here are some valuable tips:
After recovering from the initial shock and vulnerability felt after being hacked, there are some immediate steps to be taken:
Many small to midsized businesses have neither the time nor the budget for a full-time IT department. However, cyber security is a full-time job. Therefore, IT professionals should be enlisted to help analyze your vulnerabilities and propose state-of-the-art safeguards to ensure maximum data protection. In addition, IT experts will help train your team to follow the correct protocols to support your cyber security plan and further support your protection.
DIGIGUARD, specializing in preventing cyber threats, has a wide array of solutions to protect against cybercrimes and ensure you have the best possible cyber protection. It works with small and midsized businesses to establish cyber security best practices to help keep your confidential data secure. Strong protection requires all of your employees to be on the same page, and every single device used to log onto your network must be protected wherever the connection is located. The harsh reality is that cyberattacks can have devastating consequences for any business, whether at home or abroad. DIGIGUARD can put your mind at ease and assess your cyber risks before you travel while working with you to ensure you have the best custom-designed protection solutions for your business wherever you are.
Call DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) and visit www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to discuss how you can increase your level of cyber security at home and when traveling.