Securing Your Business Travel Abroad
It is such a surprising fact that identity theft or most identity thefts happen during travel. Although most identity thieves are after your personal information, that is not all information that they are interested in; they also target vital business information which has to do with your employees and your customers. This has made American businessmen more careful and vigilant when they go on a business trip to a foreign country.
If you are going on a business trip abroad, you need to take steps to ensure your safety and that of all the vital information you are bringing with you on your trip.
The first thing to do is to know more about the place where you are going especially their local laws. You can check that out online to find if there are restrictions In the place and also check out security news.
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.
And, you need to know the contact information for the US Embassy or Consulate. Ensure that you family has other ways of contacting you in case of emergency.
Making backup of your data in all your electronic devices and updating your antivirus software is one good way of ensuring their safety. Bringing a portable wifi will ensure safety when you are trying to access important business documents online instead of using a public wifi. Your devices should be kept away from strangers and make sure your passwords are protected. Clean out your browsing history and temporary files after use. If any of your devices gets stolen overseas, inform the US Embassy or Consulate immediately.
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.
If you want to know if there is criminal activity happening with your information, check your bank accounts daily.
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.
It is important to change your passwords when you get home. Then check your system access history with your company’s security officer. Any foreign communication after you arrive should be reported to the FBI.
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