GUEST NOTE: There are many personal and professional benefits to working abroad. You need to get out of your comfort zone when you decide to work abroad, so you can develop new skills and gain new experiences.
Additionally, modern hiring managers want professionals with experience working in global companies who have been exposed to advanced structures and processes.
However, there are many security risks associated with working online abroad, so it’s important that you take the right precautions, such as signing up for a VPN service to protect data and personal information. This is especially vital when working overseas, as you also manage business, customer and customer data.
Fortunately, the barriers preventing Australians from working abroad are starting to come down. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, Australia closed its border in March 2020. The number of passengers traveling to or from the country fell from 42 million in 2019 to 1.1 million during of the 2021 fiscal year, according to government data.
If you’re one of the many Australians who will be traveling overseas for work once the borders open, here are the security tips that will be key to keeping your data safe.
Why You Need a VPN When Working Abroad
You should use a safe VPN when traveling abroad to secure your information, protect your data, and avoid being hacked.
Through the use of a VPN, you can change your IP location, encrypt your data, or access apps and programs that you otherwise would not be able to access. With a VPN app, your information is protected.
Protecting personal and business information online is especially imperative when traveling abroad. As travelers tend to use public Wi-Fi to avoid high data roaming charges, protecting passwords and information is essential. Indeed, these WiFi networks are often not secure and are vulnerable to intrusions by hackers and cybercriminals.
VPNs keep your information safe because they use secure networks. This provides an additional layer of security.
Protect your devices with passwords and use tracking tools
The majority of people lock their phones and other devices when not in use these days. However, no one should be confident enough to leave their phone unlocked abroad.
A locked device can prevent your personal information from being stolen and prevent the thief from disabling your Find My Phone service if your device is stolen. Being able to locate a lost, stolen or misplaced device can provide instant peace of mind. It can also save you thousands of dollars replacing it and paying expensive insurance premiums.
But the loss of sensitive business information belonging to your company, clients or customers can be even more costly due to Australian data breach notification laws.
Updating your software and applications is essential
You can protect your data with new app and software updates. As soon as new operating systems or software are available, be sure to download and install them on your phone, tablet or computer.
Be sure to keep your computer up to date with virus protection software. This way you will be able to avoid computer viruses that can damage your data, render your computer unusable or steal your personal information.
Passwords should be strong and updated regularly
Do you use the same password on multiple accounts? When you log in to social media, online banking, and business accounts or systems, do you use the same password? Have you always used the same password? Next, you should update your passwords so that they are unique and more secure.
Passphrases are now preferred over simple passwords by security experts. Here’s more information on setting good passwords.
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