Wearable fitness devices pose significant threats to business networks

June 1st, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Wearable fitness devices pose significant threats to business networks”

“While useful during the pandemic for contact tracing apps, many wearable fitness devices are lacking in security and workers wearing them can pose threats to business networks.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Wearable fitness devices were already one of the fastest growing categories of electronic technology. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments are turning to applications designed to run on these devices to help battle the spread of the disease. As security experts have previously pointed out, there are many security concerns related to wearable fitness devices which often rely on biometrics that are insufficiently secured for their security protocol. This fast read by Sam Bocetta for Securityinfowatch.com highlights some of the risks and mitigations companies can use to address them.

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Security’s role in getting back to business

May 28th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Security’s role in getting back to business”

“A billion dollars’ worth of insight in this article on how security and technology will play important roles as companies continue to refine their strategies for re-opening and to operate in the new post-pandemic world.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Large companies and small companies continue to work on and refine their plans for re-opening as we continue to adjust to the Coronavirus climate. Of the numerous factors that go into this planning process, experts contend that proper systems engineering will be critical for successful business operations in the current and post-epidemic environments. This recent article, written by Steve Lasky for SecurityInfowatch.com, highlights content from billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio on the future of the economy and the opportunity to re-shape how we do business. One of the many concepts covered are the roles security is the role security and technology will play in the re-engineering of the new normal for companies to keep their teams safe.

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Remote workers present a new security threat in the age of COVID-19

May 28th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Remote workers present a new security threat in the age of COVID-19”

“The rapid transition to WFH was amazing. Now companies must face the plethora of new challenges that this paradigm shift brings and adjust on-the-fly.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


In the face of the current pandemic, the ability with which companies large and small have pivoted to working from home has been amazing. While many companies continue planning for a return to the office, others have made or are planning for long-term commitments to the new WFH dynamic. Either way, millions continue to work from their home offices, creating a new set of productivity and security challenges that companies must overcome to survive. This article by Pierre Bourgeix for Security Infowatch.com dives into these issues and gives examples of what businesses can do the meet them head-on before it is too late.

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Why video content analytics has a critical role to play in the pandemic

May 26th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why video content analytics has a critical role to play in the pandemic”

“Employee re-entry to offices and companies new state designs will require detailed planning and flexibility to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Numerous companies are planning for the optimal safe return of some or all their employees to their offices. While the preparation continues, many are looking for the best and most reliable solutions to ensure safety upon return and ongoing as they operate in their new state. One promising solution is AI-enhanced video content analytics (VCA) available in many new surveillance systems.  This article by Stephanie Weagle for Security Infowatch.com provides an in-depth look at how this technology can help improve employee safety and provide better situational awareness. If you are planning your new state, this is worth the time to review.

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What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them?

May 26th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them?”

“Valves on facemasks look intriguing and pretty RAD. However, if you want to protect those around you, this feature may not be what the doctor ordered.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Many cities are requiring that masks be worn in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may be seeing masks with valves being sold locally or advertised on your favorite social media feeds. If you’re like me, your reaction might be that the valve feature looks kind of cool and possibly more comfortable than other mask styles. However, as you’ll discover in this short piece by Mark Wilson for FASTCoMPANY, this type of mask may not be the best choice for being considerate and protecting those around you.

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The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

May 19th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History”

“Many have never heard of the incident, but it remains the most devastating cyberattack since the invention of the internet.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


This article by Andy Greenberg for WIRED details the compelling inside story of the most devastating cyberattack since the invention of the internet and how a single piece of code brought commerce to a halt. A lesson learned for many as to how cyber-diligence is critically essential.

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