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.
Knowledge of the local laws where you are going is one way to keep safe on your travel there. The best place to do your research is through online sources since you can get a lot of information about the place, the restrictions, and the security issues that they have there.
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. 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.
And, you need to know the contact information for the US Embassy or Consulate. 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. If you plan to check important business documents don’t use public wifi but bring your own portable one. It is important not to let anyone connect to your devices and ensure that your passwords are protected. You should also make sure that your browsing history and temporary files are deleted after every use. You should immediately report to the US Embassy or Consulate if any of your devices gets stolen.
It is not safe to be going out alone at night with plenty of cash in your pockets. 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.
Check your bank accounts every day to catch any criminal activity quickly.
Contact the US Embassy or Consulate if you get arrested for anything. Contact T. T. Williams, Jr., Investigations, Inc. Wrongful Convictions if you have issues with police officers when travelling domestically. They can investigate the police procedures or the use of force in your case.
The first thing to do upon arrive home is to change all your passwords. Then check your system access history with your company’s security officer. Any foreign communication after you arrive should be reported to the FBI.