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7 Holiday Travel Tips for Data Loss Prevention

The holidays are a time for travel and celebration, but we find they can also be a time for data loss. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget about securing your data. With a few simple precautions, you can protect your devices from data loss and ensure that your holiday travel is digitally stress-free.

Data Travel Tips

Here are some tips on how to prevent data loss during holiday travel:

  1. Back up your data before you leave. This is the most important thing you can do to protect your data. Choose a method that works best for you. We suggest you back up your data to an external hard drive, a cloud storage service, or a combination of both.
  2. Confirm that your software is up to date. Software updates often include security patches that can help protect your devices from malware and other attacks.
  3. Keep your devices with you. Don’t leave your laptop, phone, or tablet in your checked luggage or unattended in public places.
  4. Secure your devices. Using password encryption and enabling two-factor authentication can help protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access, even if your device is lost or stolen. A password manager can help you to create and manage strong passwords for all of your accounts.
  5. Be extra cautious of public Wi-Fi networks. Avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi networks when possible, as they can be unsecured and vulnerable to attack. If you do need to connect to a public Wi-Fi network, use a VPN to encrypt your traffic. Also, avoid sharing personal information, such as your home address or phone number, on public Wi-Fi networks.
  6. Use a travel router. A travel router can help to protect your devices from attack when you’re connected to public Wi-Fi networks. Travel routers typically have built-in security features, such as firewalls and VPNs.
  7. Do not click on email links, website links, or attachments from unconfirmed sources. Phishing emails and malicious attachments are a common way for attackers to steal data. Be careful about what links you click on and what attachments you open, especially if they come from unknown senders.

If You Lose Data While Traveling

If you do lose data while you’re away from home, don’t panic. DriveSavers Data Recovery can help. Our team of experienced engineers can recover your data wherever you are in the world.

If you lose data while you’re on holiday travel:

  • Stop using the device immediately. The longer you use the device after losing data, the more likely it is that the data will be overwritten and unrecoverable.
  • Contact DriveSavers Data Recovery at +1.800.440.1904 as soon as possible. DriveSavers offers a free evaluation and can help you determine the best course of action for recovering your data. You can call any time of day, any day of the week and receive a free overnight shipping label to get started with your data recovery immediately.

Holiday Travel Doesn’t Have to Be Digitally Stressful!

Holiday travel can be demanding, but losing data doesn’t have to add to the stress. By following the tips above, you can help prevent data loss and ensure that your holiday travel is digitally stress-free.

And if you do lose data while you’re on holiday travel, DriveSavers Data Recovery is here to help. Call us to speak with a Data Recovery Advisor at +1.800.440.1904, 24/7/365.

So relax, enjoy your holiday travel, and feel confident that your data is safe.

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