How Do I Secure My Mobile Device Prior to Traveling?

Question

How do I secure my mobile devices prior to traveling?

Answer

Please take the proper precautions to secure your mobile devices (i.e.  laptop, tablets, phone) before traveling.  See below for some recommendations: 

  • Set up a password and set the screen to lock after 15 minutes or less of inactivity
  • Set the device to erase all data after 10 failed login attempts.
  • Turn on encryption (if offered).
  • Enable a Find My Device app to track the device in the event it is lost or stolen.
  • Turn off wireless and Bluetooth when not in use. 
  • Install the Pulse Secure app and request VPN access if you plan to use the device on untrusted wireless networks.  Using untrusted wireless networks should be avoided if possible.
  • Update your operating system to the latest version.
  • Update apps to the latest version.
  • Only install apps from trusted sources.
    • Apple devices is App Store.
    • Android devices is Google Play.
    • Windows devices is the Windows Store.
  • Do not jailbreak your device.

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Details

Article ID: 71885
Created
Tue 2/12/19 2:13 PM
Modified
Mon 6/1/20 11:57 AM