How to Keep Yourself and Your Information Safe on Your Business Travels Abroad
It is quite alarming that during travel, you can experience identity theft. And these criminals don’t just steal your personal information, but they target critical business information such as data of your employees and customers as well. Today, most American businessmen are already alerted about this danger and are more vigilant when they travel abroad.
Below are some steps you can take to ensure safety of your information when on a business trip abroad.
Knowledge of the local laws where you are going is one way to keep safe on your travel there. You can easily gather information from online sources especially things concerning restrictions and things concerning security in the place.
For every document that you are bringing, ensure that you have made 2 extra copies so that if anything gets stolen, it would be easier for your to replace them. Credit cards, passports, tickets, and other form of identification should be included and reproduced.
Make sure that you know how to contact the US Embassy or Consulate in the place your are going in case of any emergency situations. It is best if your family has other means of contacting you just in case anything happens.
For security sake, it is important to backup all data in your electronic devices and update your antivirus software. It is not really safe to check important business documents using the public wifi so make sure that you have your own portable one so that you can have your own hotspot. Don’t let anyone connect to your devices and protect your passwords. You should also make sure that your browsing history and temporary files are deleted after every use. You should immediately report to the US Embassy or Consulate if any of your devices gets stolen.
Keep yourself from bringing too much cash if you are going out at night and make sure you are not alone. Your family should be updated regularly on your activities and make sure to delay your postings on s social media so your present location will not be revealed.
Check your bank accounts every day to catch any criminal activity quickly.
If you get arrested for anything, reach out to the US Embassy or consulate. Contact T. T. Williams, Jr., Investigations, Inc. Wrongful Convictions if you have issues with police officers when travelling domestically. This company specializes in cases involving the use of force and police procedures.
When you get home, change the passwords of all your accounts. Then check your system access history with your company’s security officer. And report to the FBI, any calls, texts, or emails from foreigners after your return.