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International Travel Increases Risk of Data Loss

You should always take additional precautions when traveling internationally with electronic devices. If any of your devices are compromised while traveling internationally, having taken these precautions will reduce the negative impacts for you and for Cornell.

See the Cornell IT Security Office recommendations: Guidelines for International Travel with Technology

International travel increases the likelihood that both personal and university owned devices and data will be compromised. In fact, in the article, Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks, the NY Times states:

Some universities no longer allow their professors to take laptops to certain countries, and that should be a standard practice, said James A. Lewis, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a policy group in Washington. “There are some countries, including China, where the minute you connect to a network, everything will be copied, or something will be planted on your computer in hopes that you’ll take that computer back home and connect to your home network, and then they’re in there.”

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