Technology has become common for most business travelers. Many people travel with their smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers as a means to remain in contact with clients and the office. Business travelers need to be aware of proper electronic device etiquette in order to keep their devices secure, as well as not be offensive toward those around them.
- Avoid connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi networks. Free Wi-Fi access has grown in recent years and many of these networks are unsecure. This makes it easier for hackers to access your devices whenever you are connected to an unsecure wireless network.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Consider where you are working remotely, and the people around you. Is it easy for someone to look over your shoulder and see what is on your screen? Could they potentially learn your password as you enter it?
- Conduct phone conversations in private. If you must make or take a phone call in a public place, find a semi-private area and keep conversations as brief as possible. Not only is it considered rude to openly talk on the phone around people, it also makes it possible for them to overhear your conversations.
- Use headphones to avoid disturbing others. If you are accessing audio or video files, make sure you use headphone so only you can hear them, especially if they contain proprietary information or content.
By taking the time to follow better electronic device practices when traveling, you can keep information and data private and secure. To make accessing content away from the office easier, rely upon secure, virtual desktop solutions from CyberlinkASP. Call us now at (972) 262-5200 to speak to a representative and learn more.