As an employee at Aarhus University, you should also be aware of information security when you are travelling or working remotely.­


USING WIRELESS NETWORK

Be careful if you consider using wireless network (Wi-Fi) in airports, cafés or in other public places. There is a risk that your personal information, such as credit card information or passwords, can be intercepted and misused. 

Only log on to Wi-Fi that requires a password. If possible, use the internet on your mobile phone via the mobile network, possibly through a local telephone company. Please note that roaming charges for mobile data can be quite high depending on your subscription and the country in question.

Delete Wi-Fi connections from your phone and computer when they are no longer relevant. If you have been connected to a public network at the airport or in other public places, you should delete it afterwards.

Turn off the feature which automatically connects your phone to a network with the same name as a network that you have been connected to before. This also applies to Bluetooth. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth should be turned off when you are not using it.

Please contact your local IT support team if you have any questions.

UPDATING YOUR MOBILE PHONE

Hackers exploit security flaws in programs, apps and operating systems. So make sure that your mobile and your computer (software and operating system) are updated before you start your trip. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that your phone is updated. All AU computers (PCs and Macs) are updated automatically. However, you are responsible for updating the programs you have installed yourself and the browsers you use.

Please contact your local IT support team if you have any questions.

THEFT

Your mobile phone is a valuable object, and you may be exposed to theft. Therefore, do not leave your phone unattended. Be particularly careful if you use your phone or computer for electronic payments, or if they contain important documents.

Back up your phone and computer before departure, so that you do not lose your data if you are unlucky enough to be exposed to theft.

Please contact your local IT support team if you have any questions.

CHARGING YOUR MOBILE PHONE

In many airports, public transport and cafés, you can find USB sockets which can be used to charge your mobile phone. However, USB sockets can also be used to gain access to your phone. Therefore, please use your own charger and a normal socket.

You can also use a powerbank (external battery), but some airlines may have special rules regarding batteries in your luggage.

Please contact your local IT support team if you have any questions.