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8 Easy Symbols to Make Google Work Better for You

August 9th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “8 Easy Symbols to Make Google Work Better for You”

“If you want to become a Google Search maven, this piece has some amazing tips for you!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


If you are a regular Google Search user (who isn’t, right?), then Tate Hand’s article for Digital Third Coast.com is for you! In the story, Tate provides 8 easy and effective symbols to help make you a concise Google Search guru!


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Why you should make every employee part of your cybersecurity strategy

July 7th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why you should make every employee part of your cybersecurity strategy”

“Threat actors see all employees as a possible way into your company. Does your cybersecurity strategy do the same?”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


If your organization’s cybersecurity strategy is the sole responsibility of your IT department or maybe a few information security professionals, you’re living dangerously with today’s cybersecurity threat landscape. Currently, experts stress that organizations must move away from this dated approach and into a practice that includes every member of your team.

In this informative article, Stu Sjouwerman from CRN.com explains this current state of thinking in organizational cybersecurity and delivers some dos and don’ts to help your company get to a better place.


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Social engineering cyberattacks and how they’re impacting businesses

May 5th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Social engineering cyberattacks and how they’re impacting businesses”

“Social engineering cyberattacks target your organization’s weakest link, you and your people!”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


Criminals seeking a profitable income stream continue to gravitate towards cyberattacks as one of their preferred sources of income. Experts anticipate global cybercrime costs to skyrocket to $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. In response to this constantly rising threat, organizations are increasing digital defenses to protect against traditional cyberattack methods. At the same time, cybercriminals are adopting a new strategy, side-stepping conventional defenses, and targeting businesses’ most vulnerable assets, the ones that software can’t fully protect — people.

This new trend is known as “Social Engineering Attacks.” If you are not familiar with or would like to learn more about these attacks, check out this outstanding article by Author Devin Partida for Securityinfowatch.com. In the article, Devin provides an excellent overview of this trend and valuable insights on identifying and defending against them.


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Mailroom security considerations: Best practices and procedures

April 28th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Mailroom security considerations: Best practices and procedures”

“Don’t forget the security of your mailroom in your risk assessment, security planning and policies!”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


Often overlooked, mailroom security is a critical component in the process of keeping your facility, team members and organization safe.  While email remains dominant and warrants ongoing training and procedures to prevent a data breach, mailrooms are still relevant and present a potential security gap. In this article from Securityinfowatch.com, author Brian W. Lynch provides excellent insight and valuable guidelines for upping your mailroom security in commercial and residential settings.


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Rethink Endpoint Protection in 2021

March 10th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Rethink Endpoint Protection in 2021”

“Attackers continue to focus on the exploitation of endpoints in our new normal of remote teams and office-based teams.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


Attackers are looking for the easiest way in, and in doing so, they continue to exploit endpoints to inflict maximum damage, making comprehensive and purposeful endpoint protection critical. As we continue with remote teams and transition back to the office, endpoint protection will need to keep evolving and be challenging for everyone, from small businesses to large-scale organizations.

This recent article (written for MSPs but valuable to all) by “Netsurion Guest Blogger” for Channelfutures.com provides insights and some practical steps to discuss with your IT team, and your service providers as you proactively plan for the protection of your infrastructure and assets.


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Security Risk Assessments: What Not to Do

March 3rd, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Security Risk Assessments: What Not to Do”

“As security risks increase in variety and scope, knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do when it comes to risk assessment.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


“The way we’ve always done it” is not a great way to handle the security risk assessment process for any business or organization. As security risks continue to increase and multiply in complexity, using this strategy (and several others outlined here) can put your organization on shaky footing when it comes to identifying, assessing, avoiding, and mitigating both digital and physical risks.

Regardless of business/organizational size, understanding some of the common mistakes made by security practitioners in conducting risk assessments and how to avoid them is critical. If you are in management or part of the risk assessment process, this recent piece written by The Security Executive Council from SECURITYINFOWATCH.com may prove invaluable.


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