Today’s business travelers don’t leave home without an impressive array of digital aids – smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. These gadgets are indispensable to our very daily routine in the office as well as on the road, and, indeed, we use them extensively to plan, time and carry out our daily schedule of meetings, presentations and discussions. Yet, along with being a great help, digital electronics can become a liability and even a danger to every business traveler.
With digital instruments used so extensively to store, transfer and communicate sensitive business data, we need to be constantly aware of the increased vulnerabilities that face us on the road, and we would do well to take proactive steps to minimize our digital exposure, and make sure our secrets remain just that – secrets.
To that end, there are several common-sense steps that we can take before, during and after we travel; these steps will maximize our digital security and minimize the chance of compromising our business and even personal information while on the road.
If at all possible, get all your digital gear scanned by a security expert to ensure that no unwanted hostile digital “guests” were introduced into your data storage and communications devices while on the road. Report any unusual events that you may have noticed while on the road – any performance “glitches”, and any suspected interference with your communications.
A little bit of common sense and planning will go a long way to ensure that your trip is uneventful and, should something go wrong, you will be ready for it. TAL Global’s personal security experts will be glad to provide all the necessary help and guidance to ensure a safe and secure trip.