Tips for keeping data safe while traveling

Planning international travel? Contact OHSU’s Export Controls Office for assistance.

Earlier this month, The New York Times published an article about the need for tighter electronic security when traveling internationally. Admittedly, some of the safety precautions mentioned “seem straight from a spy film,” but the article is a must read for scientists who may unwittingly be targets for cyber theft.

Also recommended: The Knoepfler Stem Cell Lab Blog, written by a faculty member at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has a useful cheat sheet of safety tips for international travel. The list includes tips like switching off your Bluetooth Wireless and microphone, and using “disposable passwords” on trips.

Questions on any of the above? Contact Mark Peters, export compliance officer, at 503-494-0137.

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