Whether you're traveling to across the country to see family for the holidays or flying internationally to a tropical locale to escape the winter blues, you're probably going to take a smartphone with you. Because of that, both the Homeland Security Department and the National Cyber Security Alliance have released guides for the best way to stay cyber secure while traveling.
Before You Go
While you're busy packing for your trip, you should prepare your device as well. Make sure the software on your phone is up to date because the latest version of an operating system usually includes security patches. Then backup all your contacts and data so you will still have that key information if your phone is lost or stolen.
If you don't have this set up already, be sure to set up password or biometric protection to protect your data when your phone is out of your possession.
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