Securing Your Business Travel Abroad
It is such a surprising fact that identity theft or most identity thefts happen during travel. 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.
When you are going abroad on a business trip, there are some safety measure that you need to take for your own personal safety and the safety of the information you are bringing with you.
Knowledge of the local laws where you are going is one way to keep safe on your travel there. You can check that out online to find if there are restrictions In the place and also check out security news.
Making 2 extra copies of every document that you will be bringing will make it easier for your to have them replaced in case they get stolen. Your should do this for every important document or identification that you are bringing and this should include your credit cards, ticket, passports, and any other identification forms.
Remember to check out the contact information of the US Embassy or Consulate in the country for any emergencies. Give your family alternative means of contacting you aside from your cell phone.
Making backup of your data in all your electronic devices and updating your antivirus software is one good way of ensuring their safety. 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. Clean out your browsing history and temporary files after use. If you have the unfortunate experience of having your devices stolen during your stay, it is important to report this incident to the US Embassy or Consulate.
During your stay, keep yourself safe by not going out alone at night and don’t bring too much money along with you. 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.
It is a good think to daily check your bank accounts to catch any criminal activity quickly.
Contact the US Embassy or Consulate if you get arrested for anything. If you think that you are wrongfully arrested by a police officer when travelling domestically, you can seek help from T. T. Williams, Jr., Investigations, Inc., Wrongful Convictions. They specialize is investigating police procedures and use of force by police officers.
When you get home, change the passwords of all your accounts. Check your system access history with your company’s security officers to see anything unusual. Any foreign communication after you arrive should be reported to the FBI.