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The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

July 7th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far”

“While we wish it weren’t true, the facts say that we should stay alert and protect ourselves as well as possible for the second half of 2020.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The first six months of 2020 have been challenging. While we continue to navigate our way through the Coronavirus pandemic, the economic challenges that have come with it and the civil rights issues facing our country, the reality is that the cyber-bad guys have not taken a break. In addition to these events, much has happened in cyberspace during the first half of the year as well. This article by Lily Hay Newman for Wired covers the worst hacks and breaches of 2020 thus far.

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The Remarkable Stuff Scientists Get Done As They Work From Home

June 15th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Remarkable Stuff Scientists Get Done As They Work From Home”

“Necessity continues as the mother of invention. Scientists and engineers are now helping to fly space missions and fighting COVID-19 from their home offices or living rooms.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It is now the middle of June and for me, that means that I have been working from home for about three full months. I am guessing that most of us are in the same boat. I feel I have been very productive, upping my game as I use additional working hours available without my daily commute. That said, while I love what I do, it’s certainly not rocket science (pun intended). On the other hand, some scientists and engineers are doing incredible things while working from home!  If you like science and space travel, this article by Chris Wright for WIRED is a great read and highlights some of the fantastic things now being done from home as well as the hurdles WFH presents to these scientists, engineers and research programs moving forward.

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Don’t sacrifice security for speed

June 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Don’t sacrifice security for speed”

“Application development requires a balance between speed and security if you want to avoid disaster.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Application development continues to thrive for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. These new apps are designed with UX (User Experience) in mind as they race to simplify what was once more complicated or less accessible processes or tasks. Part of the optimized user experience is always speed, and usually, the faster the application runs, the more pleasing the user experience turns out to be. This informative piece by Mayur Shah for Securityinfowatch.com sheds more light on the subject and provides some simple guidelines for safer design and development.

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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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