Safety Guidelines for Traveling Abroad
Please keep the following tips in mind when traveling out of the country. These tips are also good for general travel.
- Carry as few electronic devices as possible, with as little data on them as possible.
- If you must take a Reed computer, talk to CUS about borrowing loaner equipment to limit the amount of data you take.
- Assume anything you do over the Internet will be intercepted (even if the link is encrypted).
- Avoid using computers in cyber cafes or hotel business centers.
- Change your Reed password (and any other password you intend to use abroad) before leaving. Then change those passwords again when you return.
- Carry a backup two-step authentication device, such as a hardware token.
- Check for current warnings or advisories for the specific area you will be traveling.
- Google monitors traffic patterns which may be helpful in determining if their services are blocked in certain countries: https://transparencyreport.google.com/traffic/overview
- Cyber Security Tips from the FCC
- Cyber Security Tips for Business Travelers
- General Travel Tips from US-CERT
- Get Visas, Passports, General International Travel Info