How To Protect Your Family Online

19.08.21 10:00 AM Comment(s) By Tigon Team

Every day, numerous tech giants launch new gadgets, software updates, social networking sites, web applications and fun mobile games. The world is moving towards digital transformation at a rapid pace to catch up with. In such advanced times, it is imperative for us to fathom the gravity of data security and privacy as a call for attention.


Nearly 60% of the world’s population is online. As reported by WeAreSocial - Digital in 2020, more than 4.5 billion people now use the internet and social media users among them have crossed the 3.8 million mark. We may take pride in coming so far in evolution. But in the area of protection of personal data and sensitive information online, we haven’t done much.

One of the world’s largest economies, India has delayed the constitution of data protection laws for netizens to exercise their fundamental right to privacy online. While the government is taking steps towards embracing digitization, the passing of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP Bill) hasn’t witnessed any development as of May 2021.

While the country is borrowing the European Union’s (EU) law of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you could borrow some tips from Tigon to protect your family on the internet.

1. Secure your home WiFi network

Ensure that the WiFi network in your house is highly secured. Purchase it from a credible service provider that adheres to internet security protocols (IPSec). Use strong and complex passwords for your router. Restrict access by enabling wireless encryption to prevent cybercriminals from ‘viewing’ your network.


2. Invest in data security and privacy

Install advanced home automation devices that are designed the protect the data processed and stored on them. They can be used to back up data and private information on a home server rather than cloud storage. For instance, Tigon smart-enabled devices conform to data security and also give you the power to unplug them to stop data flow.


3. Backup and restore important files

Practice regular backing up and restoration of files and multimedia on your system. Cyberattacks by malware and spyware are unpredictable even if your system has never been infested by a virus or worm. Your loved ones might unknowingly click on pop-ups or download links that could end up in the invasion of online privacy. Even a ‘delete’ by mistake could wipe out precious memories and moments with family and friends captured in photos.

4. Read online privacy policy carefully

Before inputting personal data on forms, networks and social media sites, go through their User Terms and Conditions (T&C) and Privacy Policy thoroughly. Big tech companies like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Linked In, Pinterest and others might have policies that don’t ensure complete data security and privacy.


5. Cyber educate yourself

Talking about hacking, data and identity theft, internet fraud, phishing and cyberstalking help in awareness and education. It also increasing the tech literacy rate in our society among our near and dear ones. This results in making informed decisions and building a strong defence against cybercrime.

To know about how to ensure data security and privacy with Tigon smart-enabled devices, connect with us at support@tigon.one or call us on 1800 102 3271.

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