Need great tools to help you manage your families risk?
deriskme is about NOT reinventing the wheel, instead we'll help you find the best (and simplest) tools and resources you need to derisk your family, business or school’s online safety, cyber security and privacy risks.
These are the tools most families need. You can try most of them for a free month or at a discount using the links below.
Manage screen time, block offensive content and help your children stay safe online with Family Zone. (Some Internet Security software also includes Parental Controls and Password Management.) Sign up for a free trial here. You can also sign up for our Family Action Plan.
The strongest passwords are the ones that are truly random, that you could never remember. That's why you need a password manager. We recommend LastPass Premium (there's a family option too and you can combine with a yubikey for best of breed security). Download here and receive a free month of LastPass Premium.
Premium membership is USD $2/mth and family membership is USD $4/mth (includes 6 users)
Second Factor Authentication (2FA)
Multifactor / second factor (2FA) are different names for the same thing. It's a second way of verifying you as you log in to important sites (like email, banking or password managers) so even if your password has been compromised without 2FA (eg a second factor of authentication) the hacker can't access your accounts. There are lots of ways to do this (eg hardware such as a Yubikey) or SMS / Authenticator Apps.
Antivirus / Antimalware / Internet Security
All your devices, on all operating systems should be protected with Antivirus/Antimalware software.
Read reviews for your operating system here (you need antivirus software even if you're using a Mac). We recommend Bitdefender and ESET solutions.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) encrypts your data - they're essential if you're using public wifi or travelling. If you don’t have a VPN then tether your device to your mobile phone to create your own personal hotspot. Read more about VPNs .
We recommend NordVPN.
Change the default passwords on your home wifi modem and set up a guest network to help keep your network and devices secure. Google Wifi is easy to set up and includes a guest network by Default.
If the worst happens make sure you have everything important backed up. That way you’ll always be able to recover precious family photos and important documents.
We recommend iDrive as well as your phones standard back ups.
Purchase 2TB online storage for USD $52.12/year or 5TB for $74.62/year (from unlimited devices). (You can also backup Facebook and Instagram.)
Privacy and Security Settings
Check and update the privacy and security settings on your devices and within apps. Update / patch your software automatically. Use the firewall on your computer.
What does Google know about me?
Duck Duck Go is a browser that doesn’t track you. (Set it as your default browser in your settings or add the Duck Duck Go extension eg to Google Chrome).
Incognito or Private Mode means your search History is not recorded in your internet browser (however your ISP can still see all the sites you have visited). How to use Incognito Mode for your browser.
Tor can also help preserve your privacy online.
HTTPS Everywhere can help you visit secure sites, encrypting your data to protect your privacy.
Get in touch so we can help you choose the right tools for your family situation.
Not sure what to do next?
It can be confusing to know where to start. We can do a digital risk assessment for your family and recommend the best solutions for you. It’s only $199 for a limited time (usually $499.)