Cyber Security Travel Information

Are you traveling overseas?

What University devices are you taking with you?  Will you access UNE information using a UNE devices when travelling?

Below is a checklist to help make sure you are secure when dealing with UNE data while overseas.

Do your devices have the latest software updates?

  • If it is an UNE device, ITD will manage all updates as they do now, you can check the status in the software Centre on your PC, once the updates are installed the PC will be rebooted to complete the process.

Disable Bluetooth, wireless capabilities and “auto-join” on all devices.

  • It is recommended that you disable these option on your all devices to ensure.  This will ensure the integrity of all data you access.


For instruction on how to turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi see below:

Apple Products

iPhone and iPad

If you want to completely disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for all networks and devices, follow these steps:
* To turn off Wi-Fi, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and turn off Wi-Fi.
* To turn off Bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn off Bluetooth.

More information https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT208086

Android Products

Phones and tablets

This method works the same in all versions of Android, and it involves using Quick Settings. To access them:
1. Flick downwards on the top side of the screen of your Android device. You should see several quick settings displayed. If two of them have the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi icons, tap on them.
2. If you do not see the icons, you need to expand the list of quick settings. To do that, flick downwards one more time, on the top side of the screen or press the Expand icon on the bottom of your quick settings. It looks like an arrow pointing downward. Then, tap the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi icons to turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off.
3. The icons will dim when turned off and your device disconnects from any network that you're connected to.

Have you backed up all the University data?

  • UNE has several options to back up your files that you will be accessing while overseas.  Check out the IT Service webpage to make sure you are backing up your data using the correct portal.
  • The Data Storage and Back up webpage gives you more information as this page looks at backing up data on Barney, cloud.une. Cloudstor and OneDrive  for Business.
  • UNE's OneDrive for Business will give you access to 1 Terabytes of space (per user) on Microsoft's cloud servers using yur UNE credentials.  This space can be used for file storage and will be accessible from any internet connected devices both at UNE, off-campus or world wide.

For more information check out the IT Services webpage Data storage and backup.

Do you use the University VPN?

  • The VPN is installed on all UNE devices, if you have not used the VPN before it is recommended that you test the connection prior to leaving.

For more information check out the IT Services webpage on Using UNE’s VPN.

Do you know how to connect to the internet through my mobile phone (tethering).

Information on tethering can be found at:

Check you have registered your devices into the University’s mobile device management platform

  • To ensure your devices are secure while you travel, please contact the Service Desk via email at ITD Service Desk or phone x5000 to get your devices enrolled to the University Mobile Device Management Systems.

Have you completed the Taking equipment off campus Insurance form?