Avoid connecting to unsecured networks and use a personal internet connection.
Turn off unnecessary automatic connectivity such as automatic Wi-Fi or
Bluetooth to avoid connecting to any networks unintentionally.
create a password-protected, personal mobile internet connection and
they use WPA2, the best form of wireless encryption. You can also use a
virtual private network (VPN) service, downloaded to your device as an
app that adds even more layers of security.
Back up your devices in advance. Backing up your
data to the cloud before traveling will make it easier to restore your
data to a new device in the event your electronics are compromised. If
one of your devices is ever lost or stolen, you will want to remove all
sensitive data as soon as possible in order to mitigate unauthorized
access. You can enable remote wipe capabilities for phones via services
like Find My iPhone and Lookout Mobile.
Inform your bank that you will be traveling. Ask
them to monitor your account for large or uncommon expenses, and with
most companies, you can enable push notifications to your phone for when
purchases are made. Using a single, designated credit card for all
international transactions can help you monitor transactions more
Limit access to personal information. If you’re
traveling for an extended period of time or to places unfamiliar to you,
keep the number of logged-in accounts and data on your devices limited
to what is necessary instead of all the personal information typically
stored on them. You can also open a throw-away email account and forward
your emails there to reduce your exposure during travel periods.