Greg Hewitt-Long

Greg Hewitt-Long

Helping you avoid cyber disasters by applying some care, a little knowledge and smidgeon of common-sense!

About Computer Security Solutions

Computer Security Solutions is a Colorado based IT Services company specializing in support with a laser-like focus on security – We’ve been in business since 2003 and have been ‘Working from Anywhere’ since 2010!

Hi everyone, we would like to introduce you to Greg Hewitt-Long from Computer Security Solutions, a cybersecurity consultant & solutions vendor. He’s here to share some tips on how to protect yourself from cyber and identify threats this summer travel season for all our Fort Collins Area TableTop Networkers!

Staying Cyber-Safe During Summer Travel: 7 Essential Tips

As the summer travel season approaches, it’s essential to prioritize your cybersecurity. Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical paradise or exploring local destinations, safeguarding your digital life is crucial. Here are six practical tips to keep your data secure while enjoying your vacation:

Update Your Devices

Before embarking on your journey, ensure that all your devices—smartphone, tablet, and laptop—are up to date. Regular software updates often include security patches that protect against known vulnerabilities.

Secure Your Home Network

If you’re leaving home, secure your Wi-Fi network. Change the default password, enable WPA3 encryption, and consider setting up a guest network for visitors. A strong home network helps protect your devices even when you’re away.

Be Wary of Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi networks are convenient but risky. Avoid accessing sensitive information (like corporate emails or financial accounts) over public Wi-Fi. If you must use it, connect via a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your data.

Protect Your Personal Information

Be cautious about sharing personal details online. Avoid posting travel plans on social media, as this information can be exploited by cybercriminals. Also, consider using a privacy screen on your laptop to prevent shoulder surfing.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Enable 2FA wherever possible. This extra layer of security ensures that even if your password is compromised, an additional verification step is required for account access. Use authenticator apps or hardware tokens for 2FA.

Back Up Your Data

Regularly back up your data to a secure location. Cloud services or external hard drives are excellent options. In case of device loss, theft, or ransomware, having backups ensures you don’t lose critical files.
Remember, cyber threats don’t take a vacation. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy your summer travels while keeping your digital life safe and secure. Bon voyage! 🌴🔒

Avoid using Debit Cards – Use Credit

Debit cards seem convenient until you realize that a debit from a compromised debit card can wipe out your entire bank balance, and if the PIN code is used, you have a BIG fight on your hands with the bank to get your money back, often times it proves impossible to get the funds back.  We recommend using a Credit card, let Visa, MasterCard, AmEx or Discover take the risk and earn some points while remaiing safe from large amounts of bank fraud.

If you’re a home-user, consider ESET Home Security Ultimate for protection of your home PCs, Macs, Tablets and SmartPhones

Small businesses with 5-25 devices should consider the amazing value for money ESET Small Business Security

Safe travels! 🛫🌞


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