The pandemic caused a 300% spike in online scams, as people were left unsecured and unprepared online. Give your loved ones the gift of online privacy and security in 2021, and help protect them against threats that are becoming more sophisticated by the day.
Lewis Lambert Fox
Sep 24, 2021 · 4 min read
We've gathered 7 of the best cybersecurity gifts in 2021 to help you choose.
7 cybersecurity gift ideas
While he makes a lot of money harvesting your data, Mark Zuckerberg still covers his webcam to protect himself. And so should you. We spend much of our daily lives in front of webcams, so hijacking them makes perfect sense to hackers. If your webcam is left unprotected, a criminal can hack into your device, steal your private info, and watch you watching Youtube videos or even getting undressed if they want to.
Contactless cards are convenient, but RFID attacks and even accidental charges are a real risk. A wallet withRFID-blocking technology is a no-brainer, and will definietly be appreciated by your privacy-conscious friend or relative.
Nobody likes the idea of being secretly watched, but unfortunately that’s the digital world we live in. Your every online move is closely monitored by ISPs, advertisers, governments, or hackers. Your online privacy can be easily invaded, but only if you let it.
Giving the gift of online protection is pretty easy, especially when it comes as a user-friendly VPN app.
Not only will they make you look good, they'll also make you (sort of) invisible. Some specialized anti-surveillance glasses simply obscure your eyes, while others emit infrared light to obscure your face and identity from surveillance and facial recognition on CCTV cameras.
If the idea of a random stranger watching you check your email doesn’t sound creepy enough, think about someone spying on your private pictures or the banking credentials you type when paying your bills or doing your shopping online.
We’ve all been there – losing a USB drive or two. Whether it contains your data backups (you back up regularly, don’t you?) or top-secret business documents, you probably don’t want that information to fall into the wrong hands.
Make it easy for friends to securely store and transport their sensitive data by gifting them a USB flash drive with built-in hardware-based encryption.
You’ve heard it a zillion times – creating strong passwords is a must to keep your private data safe from cyber bad guys. Nevertheless, that's easier said than done, especially when you need to come up with a long, complex, and memorable password for each of your online accounts.
If you know someone who struggles with remembering passwords, get them a NordPass subscription; a cybersecurity gift anyone would appreciate. It generates virtually unbreakable passwords and remembers them all for you.
P. S. Remember that hackers don’t take the holiday season off. While you're busy looking for the coolest gifts, they'll be chasing you with scammy banners and fake e-commerce sites. Follow our safe online shopping tips while you shop this holiday season!