Cybersecurity tips for business travelers
As we emerge from the pandemic, organizations will confront a new world of business travel and a new world of cybersecurity tips for travelers. Times of crisis are an attractive opportunity for cybercriminals to exploit, and data clearly shows that the landscape for cybersecurity attacks has widened considerably amid COVID-19.
Fraud is costly, and fraudsters continue to find creative ways to collect your personal information. Adelman Travel information security experts have compiled a list of important tips to follow to help avoid fraud during your travels:
- Safeguard login credentials at ATMs and public places. Be aware of anyone who might be checking over your shoulder to steal PIN numbers and passwords.
- Avoid logging in to corporate accounts on free public Wi-Fi.
- Go paperless. It’s sustainable and safe. Instead, keep travel documents and itineraries on a password-protected mobile device.
- Travel light. Leave extra cards and cash at home or in the hotel safe.
- Don’t share travel dates and destinations on social media.
- Lookout for “phishing” emails that appear legitimate. Don’t divulge any personal information, and don’t click any links. Report to your IT department and delete immediately.
- Access your favorite websites directly from your browser rather than clicking email links.
- Change passwords frequently and use alpha-numeric combinations. Don’t use the same password for everything.
- Secure your vaccination card. For now, the only COVID vaccination proof available is the physical card you received when you were vaccinated. The card contains information about what type of vaccine you received, as well as when and where you were vaccinated. In order to keep your card secure, designate a safe storage area in your home. It’s also a good idea to keep all your COVID-related tests, vaccines and screenings together in one place for easy reference.