Information Technology Services
Cyber Security Tips for Traveling Abroad with Mobile Electronic Devices
Note: This web page is intended to outline steps, tips, and guidelines that you can use to protect yourself, your information, and your mobile devices when you travel abroad.
As part of a renowned research university, NDSU’s faculty, scholars, and staff often travel abroad for research, collaboration, continued study, or to present at national gatherings. When traveling to certain countries where there is strong scientific competition, the country is not on friendly terms with the United States, there is civil unrest or political discord, or where violence and crime ar prevalent, they may become victims of cyber-attacks, cybercrime, monitoring or surveillance. This is particularly true if the individual is engaged in classified or proprietary research in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program. Institutional leaders who ar politically or religiously active, fluent speakers of the language, and individual tourists may also be actively targeted.
Credit and appreciation given to Joe St. Sauver, Manager for Internet 2 Nationwide Security Programs and the InCommon Certificate program, for allowing the use of large excerpts from his articles Travel to Destinations other Than China or the Russian Federation, and Cyber Security and Travel to China or the Russian Federation, March, 2012.