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Securing computers & mobile devices

Just like at home, you must safeguard your electronic devices while traveling aboard. Here are numerous resources to protect your phones, laptops, tablets, and more, as well as ensure your data remains safe and accessible.


Stay up to date on MIT policies, procedures, and resources for securing your data and devices before your international trip.


Download or update these tools and capabilities to your electronic devices before you travel to enhance security and connectivity:

  • eduroam: WiFi network available at participating universities, research centers, and schools using your MIT credentials.
  • GlobalProtect: MIT virtual private network (VPN).
  • CrowdStrike: cyber threat protection.
  • Sophos: anti-virus software.
  • Device encryption: contact MIT IS&T for assistance.
  • International calling: contact your carrier to see if you are eligible to add to your existing service.


Program important phone numbers into your mobile devices and carry a printed list of those numbers with you during your travels. In addition to key individuals and offices, your list should include:

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