Keeping Cyber-Safe During Summer Travels

The NTDA offices will be closed July 4-5. No doubt, many offices will experience a temporary slowdown as staff take vacation over the long July 4 weekend or throughout the summer. When traveling, it pays to keep cyber-safe. Let’s face it, you’re probably going to log onto email or get some work done even while on vacation.

The National Cyber Security Alliance has these reminders for cyber-safe travels:

  • Set up the “find my phone” feature on your devices. This will allow you to find, remotely wipe data and/or disable the device if it gets into the wrong hands.
  • Make sure all devices are password protected. Use a passcode or security feature (like a finger swipe) to lock your phone or mobile device in case either are misplaced or stolen.
  • Limit what you do on public Wi-Fi and especially avoid logging in to accounts that have sensitive information such as banking and email when using public Wi-Fi.
  • Set your device settings to ask permission before connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Don’t leave your laptop or tablet unattended. Consider placing them in the hotel safe, if applicable.


In addition, the organization has a flyer that you may wish to post in your break room, which includes these handy tips. Click here to print.