A recent New York Times article, “Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery,” raises some interesting issues:
- Using only "loaner" devices when traveling
- Taking extra precautions in China and elsewhere
- How institutions in the United States are handling security in their foreign campuses
Here is a collection of institutional and governmental pages related to security and traveling abroad. Information Security or IT offices might consider sharing these tips with faculty, staff, or students planning to travel abroad. Also note that many institutions work with other departments to distribute security tips for traveling abroad - e.g., purchasing, procurement, compliance office, and IRBs.
|The FBI has a new brochure, Safety and Security for the Business Professional Traveling Abroad, encouraging business travelers to "take measures to ensure not only the safety and security of themselves but also their business information while traveling outside the United States." For those in the UK, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has published Risk Management Advice: Doing Business Overseas.|
Note: Most of these pages are recommendations by the institution, rather than requirements or policies.
- Baylor University
- Boston College Security Tips for Traveling Abroad
- Brown University International Travel Information
- Georgia Tech Computer Security Travel Tips (Export Controls and Embargoes)
- Harvard University Advisory for Travelers
- Penn State International Travel and Computer Equipment
- Princeton: Important Information When Traveling Internationally
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Export Control Regulations: A Quick Guide for Faculty and Staff
- Memo to Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, & Administrative Officers
- Research Policy and Compliance: National Security Regulations & Related Policies
- Export Control Training: What We Need to Know
- Export Controls Decision Tree
- Global Activities Support: International Research & Travel Checklist
- University of California Office of the President: 10 Things You Must Know Before Taking Your Laptop Overseas
- University of Chicago Travel Tips
- University of Iowa Travel Tips Checklist and Export Control Management Program
- University of Maryland Foreign Travel and Tools of the Trade
- University of South Carolina Guidelines: Travel Security Procedure
- University of Texas at Austin International Travel Guidelines
- Vanderbilt Export Compliance
- Virginia Tech Guidance for International Travel
- CPNI Recommendations: Risk Management Advice: Doing Business Overseas New!
- FBI Brochure: Safety and Security for the Business Professional Traveling Abroad New!
- Federal Commercial Encryption Export Controls Guidance
- Encryption License Exception Chart (Bureau of Industry & Security, BIS)
- Department of State's Travel Alerts and Warnings
- Regulations for International Travel by US Residents
- Department of State Websites of US Embassies Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
- Department of State Foreign Travel Registry
- Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) “Deemed Exports” FAQs
- Considerations Relating to Strong Cryptography
- Encryption 101
- Introduction to Full Disk Encryption
- National Defense Magazine article: Use Caution When Traveling with Encryption Software
- ThreatPost article: "Executives Abroad May Get Owned Before They're Off the Tarmac"
- Travel Recommendations (China/Russia)
- Travel Recommendations (Other Countries)
- Wired article: "Don't Want Your Laptop Tampered With? Just Add Glitter Nail Polish"
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