Published June 14, 2021
As the semester nears an end, many of us will rely on our phones, laptops and tablets to stay connected while we travel home or away from UB. But traveling with these devices carries a certain amount of risk. On a personal level, you could be a target for identity theft or other fraud if your device is lost, stolen or handled by someone else while away, especially if you are traveling internationally.
UB-related information on your devices—like your UBmail, UB Learns, UBbox, etc.—are potential targets for theft and espionage by foreign intelligence agencies and others.
Regardless where you are traveling this season, we encourage you to be mindful of the risks involved in traveling with digital devices, and take precautions to minimize that risk.
Know What Is Reimbursable
Some travel expenses are not reimburseable. See examples of non-reimburseable expenses.
Secure Your Devics for Travel
Follow these guidelines to keep information on your devices safe
• Passport ID page
• Foreign visa
• Hotel confirmation
• Airline ticket
• Driver's license
When the employee is:
• Engaged in official university business
• At a distance of more than 35 miles from the designated official station and place of residence