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Hints and Tips for Safe Travels


Have you ever been on a trip and realized that you forgot to pack something important? It’s easy to overlook things during the hustle and bustle of traveling, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, cybercriminals take advantage of this busyness to target holiday travelers. Their goal is to catch you off guard when or where you least expect it. Don’t let cybercriminals ruin your holiday plans! Follow the tips below for safe travels:

Secure your devices when they are not in use.

Never leave your phone, tablet, or computer unattended. Try to take your device with you wherever you go. If you do need to step away, lock your device. Then, ask a trusted friend or family member to keep your device safe while you’re gone.

Use strong passwords.

Use strong passwords for all your devices, apps, and services! Don't forget to include the apps and services that you only use while traveling, such as hotel websites and translation apps. For added security, many apps allow you to use biometric identifiers instead of a password. If your device has a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition, set up this feature before leaving on your trip.

Beware of public Wi-Fi networks.

Always disable the option to automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks on your phone, tablet, or computer. Instead, manually choose which network you'd like to join. Only use Wi-Fi networks that you know are safe, and never connect to random hotspots.

Use a VPN when connecting to your work network.

If you need to work while traveling, make sure to use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. VPNs create a private network and encrypt your internet activity to protect your information from cybercriminals. Using a VPN is especially important if you connect to a network in a public place, such as a coffee shop or airport.

And The Award Goes To...


Do you know someone who works for a hospital, nursing home, long-term care, hospice or homecare organization who has made a big difference in your life or the life of a loved one in the past year?

Ceca Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and rewarding exceptional caregivers who go above and beyond the call of duty, and Ceca wants to share your stories of what exceptional care looks like and what it means to you. 

Plus, Ceca will be awarding $2,500 to one recipient of its 2022 Ceca Caregiver of the Year Award! They will also do their best to ensure your caregiver—whether a nurse, doctor, housekeeper or other healthcare worker—knows the impact they made on you or a loved one. 

Nominate a caregiver by sharing your story on what they did and how their compassionate care made you feel. Ceca Foundation will announce the Caregiver of the Year recipient in February! 

GCD Customer Survey 

To all who have entrusted us to work with them on improving their IT solutions, we would love to get your feedback! 

If you have not filled out a survey yet, we welcome you to do so, survey links have been delivered via email. 

We look forward to hear from you!

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