Tips for International Travelers


The University's IT Security systems are designed to detect and prevent malicious activity on BSU user accounts, which is critical to maintaining a secure computing environment for the campus community. Due to the nature of international travel, there is an exceedingly rare chance that your account might be mistakenly flagged for malicious activity which could lead to a service interruption.

Although service interruptions are resolved quickly, you can help the IT Division expedite the resolution of any potential issues and avoid any inconvenience during your travels. To assist in troubleshooting, we kindly request that you consider notifying the IT Division by emailing

Both the FBI and the U.S. Army Cyber Command have cybersecurity tips for international travelers linked below. Below are some of the tips from these agencies:

Tips for International Travelers:

  • Back up your electronic files
  • Use strong and unique passwords
  • Confirm antivirus software is up-to-date
  • Avoid using public equipment such as phones, computers, and fax machines for sensitive communications
  • Beware of phishing: cybercriminals are adept at pretending to be someone you trust in order to obtain personal or sensitive information
  • Remember that while in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws, statues, and policies regarding online security and privacy which may be different than in America



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Tue 9/26/23 2:56 PM
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