While you’re planning what clothes to pack and checking your airline and hotel reservations, don’t forget to think about the security of any digital information or mobile devices with which you will travel.
While you are abroad, here are some things you should do to keep your information and devices secure.
The first thing most people want to do when they return home from a trip is relax. However, there are a few final steps you need to take to maintain information security.
For more information about traveling with electronic devices, consult some of these resources.
It is far easier for hackers to gain access to systems by simply asking for it. Through the process of social engineering, hackers bypass security systems by deceiving their victims into taking certain actions or surrendering certain information.
It’s often said that social engineers use our human nature against us. They manipulate our trust in order to get us to do what they want, whether that’s surrendering our personal information or taking actions that put us at risk.
A successful phishing attempt can result in the compromise of your personal information, your important accounts, and even your devices. Links and attachments can deliver malware to your device. That malware can harvest your information, make your device vulnerable to further attacks, and even give the phisher control of your device.
Did you know that the most common phishing attacks mimic banking institutions? Learn more about social engineering and phishing from this infographic.
As part of our overall information security policy, the University of Delaware requires that you use strong passwords. Strong passwords are vital to information security: they protect your accounts and information from unauthorized access and use.
UDelNet accounts have access to University information and computing resources, which means they are prime targets for hackers. Every individual at the University is responsible for his or her own account, including the password to that account.