Traveling for the holidays? Stay cyber‑safe with these tips

Cyber Security

Holiday travel is back with a vengeance this year. Set yourself up for a cyber-safe and hassle-free trip with our checklist.

You’ve successfully avoided all sorts of shopping scams while hunting for bargains this holiday season, and now the time has come to drive, fly or take a train home for Christmas. You’re taking time off to relax, but it is certainly not the time to put cybersecurity on the back burner – cybercrime knows no vacation, after all. This is doubly true especially while you’re actually travelling, as this is when you may be at your greatest risk for online scams and attacks.

So, as the holiday season kicks into high gear and you join the ranks of festive travelers who can’t wait to see their relatives and friends again, make sure you don’t let your guard down when it comes to your personal cybersecurity.

So, as the holiday season kicks into high gear and you join the ranks of festive travelers who can’t wait to see their relatives and friends again, make sure you don’t let your guard down when it comes to your personal cybersecurity.

In this video, ESET Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe shares a couple of tips from his own cybersecurity checklist that stand him in good stead when travelling. Among other things, you’ll learn:

  • how to secure your devices before you hit the road
  • what to print out before you travel
  • how to go about location sharing while you’re on the go
  • how to prepare for the nightmare scenario of losing your phone

Happy holidays!

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