Whether you are planning a vacation or professional trip, you will likely take along some combination of a smartphone, tablet, laptop, and other mobile devices. Follow these tips to safeguard both your own and the university’s data.
Before you travel
- If you don’t need it, don’t travel with it.
- Plan which Duo options you will use and enroll in them if needed.
- Securely back up data stored on your device(s) or media.
- International Travelers:
- Register your travel at the U-M Travel Registry.
- Prepare for limited internet access by downloading materials for offline use.
- Consider taking a loaner device or other device you can wipe on your return.
During your trip
- Use a secure internet connection, such as the U-M or Michigan Medicine VPN.
- Avoid using public wifi and other untrusted networks if possible.
- Keep your device with you and/or physically secured.
When you return
- Scan your device for malware and viruses.
- Consider changing your UMICH (Level-1) password upon your return.
- International Travelers: Consider reformatting your device.
Visit Travel Safely With Technology on the Safe Computing website for more information and links to helpful resources.