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7 Summer Travel Security Tips

With staying safe during the pandemic high priority, it's easy to let your guard down about the security of the devices you take along your travels.
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Take Care of Physical Security
There's a low-tech aspect to staying secure while traveling, and it starts by taking care of the physical security of your devices, says Daniel Eliot, director of education and strategic initiatives at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). If you leave devices in your car, make sure the doors are locked. And while Eliot does not recommend leaving devices in the vehicle, if you do, keep them out of sight. Also, take only the devices you intend to use on the trip. If you can, try to only take a smartphone. The fewer you take, the fewer you have to worry about.
This also relates to devices your kids take on the trip. There's no reason for them to take every Internet-connected device they own. Have them pick the one or two systems they will use the most and leave it at that. Here's another novel idea: Come up with car games that don't involve an Internet connection. Try Mad Libs or other games that require social interaction vs. staring at a screen.
Image Source: Adobe Stock: Stephen

Take Care of Physical Security

There's a low-tech aspect to staying secure while traveling, and it starts by taking care of the physical security of your devices, says Daniel Eliot, director of education and strategic initiatives at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). If you leave devices in your car, make sure the doors are locked. And while Eliot does not recommend leaving devices in the vehicle, if you do, keep them out of sight. Also, take only the devices you intend to use on the trip. If you can, try to only take a smartphone. The fewer you take, the fewer you have to worry about.

This also relates to devices your kids take on the trip. There's no reason for them to take every Internet-connected device they own. Have them pick the one or two systems they will use the most and leave it at that. Here's another novel idea: Come up with car games that don't involve an Internet connection. Try Mad Libs or other games that require social interaction vs. staring at a screen.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Stephen

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