Keeping secrets safe on the road

How to ensure your company’s sensitive information stays secure in potentially hostile territory

6. Change all passwords upon return: Any Facebook, LinkedIn and email accounts that were accessed in the foreign country should have their passwords changed when the executive returns home. Even when taking stringent security measures, you never know if the computer used at a hotel business center or even your clean laptop somehow fell victim to a keystroke logging program.

Remember, your company’s critical information is the lifeblood of the organization, and protecting it from prying eyes is paramount to the success of any business. Again — be sure to check out the Jan/Feb issue of STE at for trade secret theft prevention strategies and policies that security executives should employ at their home offices.