bridge and carsBusiness travel is often part of getting new clients and growing your business. You probably know that you need to take extra precautions to keep your personal information and client data safe when traveling.

Carol shares some of the best and easiest strategies to stay secure in her recent post on MasterCard Biz, “How to Reduce the Security Risks of Business Travel. She begins:

“Many small business owners spend time on the road working in airport lounges or hotel rooms. Or, if they’re not on the road, they may be doing business in co-working spaces and coffee shops.

No doubt, we are living in an increasingly mobile society—one where we can work anywhere from smartphones and laptops. And while this kind of freedom has a lot of upside, there’s some real risk in the form of maintaining the security of information, such as personal data, credit card numbers and client accounts. Here are five easy tips to help keep your information safe.

Keep it private. I know I’m not the only person who has heard every detail of a client meeting or medical exam result in an airport lounge or coffee shop. Or listened to someone read their entire credit card with the expiration date. People seem to think that there is a cloak of silence around them when they’re in a public place. Please note: There is not.”

You can read the rest of the post here.