Protecting your information while traveling

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Protecting the confidential and client information

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on your computer is always an important concern. Traveling for extended periods of time presents some additional challenges in the protection of your information.

The following is a list of things to do before and during your trip to protect the information on your computer.

Before your trip:

  • Ensure that all your data is backed up.
  • Ensure you have the latest updates for your antivirus program.
  • Remove any unnecessary information from your computer.
  • If traveling internationally, ensure you have the proper documentation to prove the ownership of the computer.

During your trip:

  • Keep all personal information and floppy disks separate from your computer.
  • Never store your SecurID token with your computer.
  • Always try to secure your computer using a cable lock.
  • When your computer is not in use store it securely and out of sight.
  • Try to update your antivirus program as often as possible, at least once a week.
  • Never check your computer as luggage, or give it to a bellhop.

This was first published in February 2002

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