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Travelling Cyber Security

Cyber security when traveling means taking important steps to protect your information, as you may be more vulnerable to cyber attacks when using unfamiliar devices or networks. Here are some tips to keep in mind while on the road:

  1. Update your software and operating systems. Ensure your devices are up-to-date with the latest security updates and patches. This will help protect against known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.
  2. Use a VPN. A virtual private network (VPN) can encrypt your internet traffic and help protect your online privacy when using public Wi-Fi networks or other unfamiliar networks.
  3. Avoid public Wi-Fi networks. Public Wi-Fi networks can be insecure and may allow attackers to intercept your internet traffic. Whenever possible, use a trusted cellular network or a secure Wi-Fi network that requires a password.
  4. Use strong passwords. Use strong, unique passwords for each account and device. Consider using a password manager to help you keep track of them.
  5. Be cautious with email and messaging. Be wary of suspicious emails or messages, especially if they ask you to click a link or provide personal information. Never share sensitive information over email or messaging apps.
  6. Keep backups of important data. Make sure to have backups of important data, such as documents, photos, and contacts, in case your device is lost, stolen, or compromised. Make sure these are easily accessible on a cloud platform such as google docs, from another device if needed.

By following these tips, you can help protect your cyber security while traveling and minimize the risk of cyber attacks. Additional tips can. be found on the Government of Canada website.

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