If Traveling to non-sanctioned countries DUO mobile app: Most of the time, you can safely use the DUO mobile app on a smartphone or tablet.
Even if you don’t have cell phone service or a Wi-Fi connection, the app can still
generate a passcode. As an alternative you can enroll a secondary device in case your
primary device is unavailable.
Uninstall DUO from any device that has DUO installed
DO NOT take your DUO hardware token with you.
Hardware Token: If you are travelling without a smartphone or tablet, take your hardware token with
you (unless you are travelling to a sanctioned country)
Restrictions: When traveling abroad, you’ll need to determine whether export/import controls apply
to your trip. For more information, including what items, equipment, or software may
be restricted, read CSU's Export Page.
VPN: Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is recommended whenever you connect to the
internet, but you will want to confirm that the location you’re traveling to allows
use of encryption software. See the list of countries that support the personal use exemption for encryption software.
Device Security: If a device is taken away from you in another country and given back, such as in
customs, it very well may have been compromised. In this case, it is probably best
to refrain from using the device. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify them of the issue. You may need to reset or wipe your device.
While You Are Traveling
Remain vigilant about the physical security of your devices as you travel. Devices may be at risk of physical tampering or theft,
particularly if they are left unattended.
Securely access the internet and your files by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) while traveling. VPN protects both your security and privacy by encrypting sensitive
information and masking your IP address, search history, and location. Global Protect provides secure access to CSUSM’s network.
Avoid using public computers and public charging stations as both may come with malware.
Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use. This will prevent auto-connection to open networks or other devices.
Wait until you’re home to post details about your trip on social media. Announcements made beforehand or while traveling can make you a target of cybercriminals.
If a device was taken away from you in another country and given back, it very well
may have been compromised. You may need to reset or wipe your device. In this case,
it is probably best to refrain from using the device. Email email@example.com to notify them of the issue.
If you notice any unusual activity with your accounts when you return, use a trusted
computer (Not the one you traveled with) to change any passwords you used while traveling
and report the activity to firstname.lastname@example.org.