Finding interesting, workplace-appropriate gifts can be challenging. So here’s an idea: Give the gift of better cyber security! After all, what better way to show your team how much you value cyber security?
Portable Power Banks
They not only keep you charged and ready to go (while you’re away from the office), power banks also keep your data safe. That’s because you won’t be tempted to charge devices using public outlets or charging stations that can be access points for cyber thieves. Power banks range in price from $5 to over $100 depending on the number of devices that can charge at once and how many charges they deliver before needing a recharge.
USB Data Blockers or Port Blockers
A standard USB charger both powers your device and can transfer data. A blocker stops the data-transfer part from working, making it a secure choice for charging on the go. Data blockers simply block the data flow by preventing a connection. Port blockers physically lock or unlock your data port, which also protects the port from physical damage. Most blockers run $10 or less. They also come in fun colors and can be purchased in sets.
Security Locks for Portable Devices
Imagine a laptop with a bike chain lock and you have a pretty good idea of what a portable security lock does. Most have a four-digit locking code and prevent people from literally walking away with your laptop while you’re refilling your coffee. Quality locks can be found for under $50.
Hardware Password Manager
These keychain-sized devices cost about $50 and can store and encrypt all your passwords. Some will also handle multi-factor authentication. Depending on the device, you access your passwords with a PIN number or fingerprint. However, they don’t all work with every platform, so choose carefully.
Subscription to a Software Password Manager
Hopefully, you know by now that saving passwords to your browser is not secure. Software password managers work in a similar way, but they encrypt passwords and store them securely. Most online password managers have free versions, but save added features for paid subscribers. Some even have family plans. A one-year subscription would make a nice office gift.
Last on our tech-gift list is a weatherproof security backpack, complete with RFID anti-theft protection, a USB port and a slot large enough for most laptops. Choose a smaller one for everyday use or a larger version with enough space for overnight trip essentials. This backpack will hold everything a techie needs to securely work on the go including all the items listed above.
2021 Ransomware Response Checklist
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