Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond. Vacation season is in full swing and so are hackers looking for opportunities to pounce when you’re relaxed and your guard is down, especially if as a government employee you might possess extra-valuable information.
The cyber risks begin even before you leave for vacation. Don’t be one of those people who announce his travel plans on social media. This information is easily accessed by malicious users hoping to break into your home or work systems to gain access to proprietary and confidential information via remote systems while you are away. This is particularly true for government employees whose systems might be dormant or used by others in their absence.