10 Don’ts author Eric Rzeszut and Bryan Lewis (both of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce) have published a new article in EDUCAUSE Review. Entitled “Designing IT Guidelines for Global Travel,” the article points out the info security risks inherent in international travel for academics. The article also offers guidelines on how faculty, staff, and students can better protect their devices and their data, as well as a discussion of the legal ramifications from US and foreign perspectives.
“Global programs present a unique challenge for most universities. In addition to the educational experience, global program coordinators take on the responsibilities of student health and safety while shuttling students across time zones and countries. With the major logistical effort required to transport students around the world for academic pursuits, technology concerns can be an afterthought. By working closely with travel coordinators, IT departments can ensure that all parties are in compliance with operational, security as well as legal requirements as they travel in foreign lands.”