Protecting your mobile devices — and data — begins before you travel

If you’re traveling during spring break, Indiana University’s data security experts say there are steps you can take before you leave – in addition to during your travels – to make sure you’re not haunted by cyberattacks long after you return.

Vacation spelled out on a beachThey offer a range of suggestions, such as backing up the data on your smartphones and tablets, avoiding “juice jacking” and, as always, being wary of what you’re sharing when using unfamiliar wireless networks.

They urge the use of encryption and even recommend that some people consider bringing loaner devices.

Check out their tips before you leave for a little peace of mind later. IUPD provides travel safety and security tips, too.

The University Information Security Office is part of Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, which falls under the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO.

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