Cyber Safety – Review in 2: Traveling with technology

September 4, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Travel exposes your information and devices to new environments and potentially greater risks.

As a Michigan Medicine employee, your devices can be used to access sensitive information. It is critical that your devices remain within your control while traveling abroad to ensure that this sensitive information remains secure.

Before you travel:

  • Do not take files or apps containing Michigan Medicine data unless absolutely necessary
  • Back up sensitive information and remove it from your device
  • Ensure your device is encrypted
  • Turn on the find-my-phone feature
  • Ask your IT department for a loaner laptop


  • Avoid public WiFi unless absolutely necessary
  • Use two factor authentication
  • Keep devices in sight at all times
  • Ensure mobile devices are enrolled in Intelligent Hub
  • Use the Michigan Medicine VPN to connect to the internet
  • Turn off wireless, GPS and Bluetooth when not in use
  • Immediately upon your return, change level 1 and level 2 passwords
  • Contact HITS Service Desk if your device is confiscated or searched

Learn more

Take two minutes to view the September poster. Print, display and share the posters with your colleagues!

Win a breakfast basket

Take the Cyber Security quiz for a chance to win a breakfast basket delivered to your place of work:

Q: What should you back up and remove from your device before you travel? (TIP: Open the September Cyber Safety poster for the answer!)

Email your answer to with “September Quiz” in the subject line.

Congratulations to the August winner

Rachel Rice with Child & Family Life was the winner of the breakfast basket from the August Cyber Safety Quiz. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Michigan Medicine’s Information Assurance team promotes a monthly IT security reminder as part of its “Cyber Safety – Review in 2” campaign. The goal is to increase awareness of key cybersecurity topics by presenting important information that can be reviewed in two minutes or less. View the entire campaign on the Safe Computing website.