It’s the season of giving! And just in case you are baffled for what to give (or get for yourself) we have compiled a list for you.
1. Sticky Password Subscription – stickypassword.com
How many passwords do you have? Five? Twenty? One Hundred?! They are all different right? I hope so. An awesome and much appreciated gift this holiday season would be a year’s subscription to a password manager. We highly recommend Sticky Password.
2. Winn’s Books — winnschwartau.com
3. Hacker’s Are People Too – hackersarepeopletoo.com
Is there a budding hacker in your midst? Don’t panic! Hacker’s are people too. There are good hackers and bad hackers just like there are good people and bad people. This informative documentary by our very own Ashley Schwartau shows you the real side of hackers and not the silly Hollywood version.
4. Lynda Subscription – lynda.com
If you haven’t heard of Lynda.com yet, where have you been? Lynda is an incredible learning platform for any and every subject you can image. If you know someone that wants to know things you should get them a Lynda.com subscription. Lynda has classes taught by real professionals on everything from the Adobe Creative Suite to development to business.
5. GPS Stickers – sticknfind.com
Do you know someone that is prone to losing things? A really thoughtful gift would be a set of GPS stickers. They can stick them to anything: keys, wallets, purses, glasses (jinkies), and luggage. Then all they need to do to is use a cell phone app to locate their lost object. Hopefully they don’t lose their cell phone…
6. BackBlaze Subscription – backblaze.com
Let’s just admit it, we are all digital hoarders. And nothing is worse than have catastrophic computer or device failure. Give the gift of peace of mind by give a subscription to an online backup service. We recommend BackBlaze. They offer several recovery options.
7. Emsisoft Security Suite – emsisoft.com
If your computer is connected to a network, it needs anti-virus and anti-malware protection. Not everyone knows the proper way to protect their devices, and virus and malware aren’t going to suddenly cease to exist. This is a very practical and thoughtful gift.
8. Spy Shelter Anti-Keylogger — spyshelter.com
Now, security software covers a lot of bases but it might not cover keyloggers. Gift an anti-keylogger to keep people from monitoring your recipient’s every keystroke. We recommend Spy Shelter Anti-Keylogger.
9. Security Through Education — social-engineer.org
This gift is not so much a gift as it is a great referral! Security Through Education is a free (yes, I said free) educational resource. Share it with your friends for a safer holiday and new year! Or, you know, you could always buy Christopher Hadnagy’s and Michelle Fincher’s books. Those are great gifts too.
10. Gift for Kids!
Here at the Security Awareness Company we always want to encourage youngsters to embrace technology. So we suggest you start them young. There are so many cool tech toys for kids now (and I am not talking about smart phones or tablets). The following are just a short list to get you on the right track to buying for a kid:
GoldieBlox — goldieblox.com
GoldieBlox’s mission is to get girls building and to encourage an interest in mostly male dominated fields like engineering, math and science. Finally, there is a construction toy specifically designed with little girls in mind.
KANO – The DIY Computer – us.kano.me
KANO is a DIY computer and coding kit that kids can put together. It claims to be just as easy as legos! Don’t get your kids a tablet this holiday, get them a computer than they have to assemble first.
Little Bits – littlebits.cc
LittleBits is the ultimate invention toolbox. They sell several different kits to get you started making mini machines and all the parts snap together! And, if you don’t know what to build there are hundreds of project tutorials for you to follow. Bored with what you have already made? No problem. Just disassemble your project and start over from scratch.
PLUS there are so many other cool tech toys for kids! Now I am super jealous because I would have loved to receive these gifts as a kid. But now I am an adult and you know what that means…
I can buy them for myself! =)
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