In honor of NCSAM, we decided to ask the Twitter community for security travel tips, to help us be more safe when travelling. Here's the original Tweet:
Want some AlienVault swag? Send us your top tip for #security while traveling by October 8 for potential inclusion in an upcoming blog. Of the tips we include in the blog, we’ll randomly select 3 people to win an AlienVault swag bag! #securityawareness @J4vv4D @securitybrew pic.twitter.com/1XvzKnMbMv— AlienVault, an AT&T company (@alienvault) October 3, 2018
We got some neat answers.
1. Use a screen protector on an airplane or while working in public— Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) October 4, 2018
2. Buy Freeze Fraud bags to store your laptop in while out of your hotel room. Tamper evident bags give you peace of mind your hardware hasn't been tampered with.
For the love of everything confidential: privacy screens for phone, tablet, phablet, laptop, etc! Flights to DC make for the best shoulder surfing!— Glenn it's S��CTOBER �� (@NTKramer) October 4, 2018
Know your threat model. Not everyone needs a burner phone, burner laptop, and 7 proxies. Know the trust boundaries, and mitigate the issues that make sense for you.— Willa (@willasaywhat) October 4, 2018
Dont do work.— 9656B73F0889AC044EB47F452C059A6C (@SGFja2Vy) October 4, 2018
Your work existed before you and wont end cuz you disapeared for a week or less. Smart companies and CEOs always have backup for critical employees.
No matter how secure you can try to be... if you are targeted they will get you while you are traveling.
Avoid beig an obvious target by studying the area well enough to not need a map upon arrival.— Josh Gibbs (@quizzicaljosh) October 4, 2018
Carry the bare minimum hardware & files - if a device is lost/stolen/damaged, better for it to be a stripped down chromebook than your main PC.
dedicated travel phone, vpn, and don't eat at restaurants that aren't busy— Space Force Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) October 4, 2018
Use an EVDO solution along with VPN such as a Verizon USB 4G LTE device and VPN. This prevents the unencrypted WiFi traffic to a hotspot AP and also encrypts your 4G LtE traffic. While you can use a hotspot and vpn, your initial traffic over that hotspot is all unencrypted.— John Alves (@CyberLowdown) October 4, 2018
Do not download sensitive information in a hotel business center.— lazyMalware (@LazyMalware) October 4, 2018
And there was a technology to investigate:
Keezel— EmmaB247 (@EmmaB247) October 4, 2018
Stay safer while travelling! Thanks for all the suggestions from the Twitter community.