Cyber-safe travel tips
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has issued tips for Cyber-safe travel. Pre-travel preparation includes:
- Update devices, back-up important data and photos, and use long and strong passwords and PINs.
- Use virus and malware protections on all your devices, multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all accounts, and virtual private network (VPN) for browsing, banking, and shopping.
- Disable auto-connect, Bluetooth connectivity, and data shares like Airdrop when not in use.
- Don’t use public Wi-Fi or public computers for work, banking, or shopping.
- Bring your own charging cables and plugs, and don’t use public USB ports.
Before returning home, delete data from your rental car and hotel TV, and sign out of any app you used, such as Netflix, so that others can’t access your phone information or accounts. When you get home, do a virus and malware scan.
As always, if you must work virtually while traveling, use office-issued equipment and follow office protocols like encrypted Wi-Fi and VPN for virtual work.
See our CTR Cyber page for more cybersecurity internal controls and contact [email protected] with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber threats or if you need support from our Statewide Risk Management Team.
State agencies, please see our recent Close/Open video on Cyber Risks, Mitigation, Banking Changes, and other Protections.