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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Hackers go phishing for remote workers during pandemic

March 1st, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Hackers go phishing for remote workers during pandemic”

“Remote employees continue to pose cybersecurity challenges for organizations of all sizes. Get informed and then educate to help defend yourself.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


One sentence is all you must read to understand the ongoing importance of cybersecurity for remote workers. Here it is: “The shift to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a 300% increase in cybercrime. Wandera’s 2020 Mobile Threat Landscape Report stated that every three minutes, new phishing sites pop up.” Let that sink in for a bit, and you will know why IT managers and their teams are facing the most significant ongoing challenge of their careers.

Keeping informed is the beginning of the protection process. This article by Heather Stratford for SECURITY INFOWATCH.com sheds more light on the subject. Stratford includes excellent information and practical solution ideas to help you better prepare your remote teams and protect your organization’s assets.


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Apple iPad Pro Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: Head-To-Head

February 22nd, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Apple iPad Pro Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: Head-To-Head”

“Not just fun and games, these 2-in-1 tablets are serious business contenders!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


When it comes to business use, laptops continue to be the instrument of choice for mobile professionals who desire versatility, portability and computing power. However, there is a loyal and expanding following of business pros that are choosing 2-in-1 tablets as their go-to productivity tool as Microsoft and Apple continue to improve these machines, which makes them hard to ignore options.

Check out this just-released head-to-head of Apple and Microsoft’s latest offerings by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com for the pros and cons of each.


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7 cyber threat actors to watch for in 2021

February 15th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “7 cyber threat actors to watch for in 2021”

“Cybersecurity experts remind us that 2021 will be another challenging year for attacks. The more you know, the better you can prepare!”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


As we continue into 2021, cybersecurity concerns should remain top-of-mind for all businesses, organizations and in our personal cyber-lives. The ongoing pandemic has driven us to become more tech-savvy and more reliant on technology in our professional and everyday lives. Moving forward down this path, knowing who the enemies are and understanding their thinking is essential in learning how to protect ourselves better and, hopefully, stay a step ahead of these criminals whenever possible. This short read by Bernard Brode for SECURITYINFOWATCH.COM is an excellent resource for identifying the cast of characters and their motivations in this developing world.


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Android barcode scanner with 10 million+ downloads infects users

February 10th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Android barcode scanner with 10 million+ downloads infects users”

“Heads up, Android users! If you downloaded and use a barcode scanner for work or personal use, you need to check it immediately as it may be infected!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Virus/malware concerns are not only for your computers! According to this recent piece written by Dan Goodin for ars TECHNICA, millions of Android users have a now infected barcode reader app on their phones. Complicating things is the fact that the App was heavily downloaded in the Google Play store. While the App in question has been removed from the store, the burden of removing the App from phones already infected is currently on the user.


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5 Hot IoT Trends To Watch In 2021 And Beyond

February 8th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Hot IoT Trends To Watch In 2021 And Beyond”

“The IoT continues to evolve as our reliance on technology increases during the pandemic and beyond.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve in its role in our business and everyday lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies and employees to become more tech-savvy and to rely upon technology for work than ever before. From smarter offices to the expansion of connected assets, the trend is forecasted to continue in 2021 and beyond. For a look at what some feel are the hottest IoT trends for 2021, reference this short read by Dylan Martin for CRNmagazine.


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