Device & Network Security
  • Avoid using free wireless networks in public spaces. If you must use such networks, then avoid accessing sensitive information (credit cards, bank accounts, sensitive University systems) while connected to them.
  • Keep your device with you. Never leave your devices unattended.
  • Use the university VPN system when accessing sensitive University data.
  • Avoid using Internet Cafes or public workstations to access sensitive information.
  • Disable unneeded services such as BlueTooth, WiFi, or GPS when applicable.
International Data Usage
Desktop Services Travel Recommendations

IT travel recommendations‌


For more information, contact:

Technology Services
701 W. Broad St. 
P.O. Box 843059
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828-1177

In Case of an Emergency While You Are Abroad

In case of an emergency while you are abroad, utilize VCU's emergency evacuation provider, AIG Travel Assist.  If you suffer a serious injury or sickness while traveling on university business, or in the event of a natural disaster or political unrest that warrants evacuation, AIG Travel Assist will coordinate.

Additional services available through AIG Travel Assist include:

  • Travel Medical Assistance

  • Worldwide Travel Assistance

  • Security Assistance Services

  • Identity Theft Assistance

Employees, students, and other authorized travelers of VCU and the VCU Health System who are traveling abroad on an authorized trip should bring with them a AIG Travel Assist brochure which outlines AIG Travel Assist services, or the AIG Travel Assist ID Card. Both include the following contact information:

Toll-Free/Free Phone (within the U.S.): 1-877-244-6871
Collect/Reverse Charge (outside the U.S.): +1-715-346-0859

Contact in the event of: 

  • Emergencies 

  • Eligibility verification 

  • Doctor referrals 

  • Medical evaluations 

  • Repatriation of remains 

  • Benefit plan information and payments 

  • Assistance services


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