As the winter holiday travel season begins, US-CERT and Stop.Think.Connect remind users to be mindful of the security risks associated with portable devices such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. These devices offer a range of conveniences such as allowing us to order gifts on-the-go, providing us with directions, and even letting us download our boarding pass to pass through security with just our mobile device. However, with all of these added conveniences often come potential threats and vulnerabilities.
US-CERT encourages users to review the following cybersecurity tips. Following the security practices suggested in each tip will help to keep your portable devices secure during the holiday season and throughout the year.