There is nothing more unsettling than being separated from your computer, if only for a few moments. And with the advent of the summer travel season, especially if flights are involved, it’s almost inevitable that separation will happen.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the TSA have recently announced new regulations that ban technology larger than smartphones on certain flights heading in and out of the country. In fact, the Trump administration ordered nine airlines to prevent passengers from bringing computers and tablets into the cabin for U.S. bound flights. Instead, those devices must now be carried in the hold.
In addition, many airlines now specifically state they will not be held liable if these devices are lost, broken ... or breached.
If you encounter a situation where your personal computer is required to be stored in a checked bag, there are several steps you can take to protect your device and your data.