Summer Travel and Data Security: Essential Tips

Published on: 25 June 2024
  • By ALCiT Team
Summer Travel and Data Security: Essential Tips

Summer is here, and with it comes the allure of travel, whether for work or leisure. Employees take to the skies, roads, and seas, the convenience of public Wi-Fi can be a boon for staying connected. However, this convenience comes with its own set of risks. Public Wi-Fi networks are notoriously insecure, making it easy for cybercriminals to intercept your data. Here is how you can keep your devices and data secure while enjoying your summer travels.

Avoid accessing sensitive information on public Wi-Fi  Postpone non-urgent tasks and wait until you are on a secure network to perform sensitive transactions.

Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)   A VPN is one of the best tools for securing your data on public Wi-Fi. It encrypts your internet connection, making it difficult for hackers to access your information.

Keep Software Updated  Outdated software can have vulnerabilities that cybercriminals exploit. Ensure all your devices and applications are updated regularly.

Use a password manager These tools generate and store complex passwords for you.

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Strong passwords and MFA add layers of security to your accounts.

Better yet, enable a Phish-Resistant MFA Learn more about them here.

Disable Auto-Connect Many devices automatically connect to known Wi-Fi networks, which can be risky.

Be Wary of Phishing Attacks Phishing attacks often increase during busy seasons.

By taking these precautions, employees can protect their devices and data, ensuring that they can enjoy their travels with peace of mind. Have questions about your cybersecurity? Scheduled your no-obligation meeting with one of our experts via our online calendar today.


Safe travels and stay secure!

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