Posts in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The Arguments For And Against Facial Recognition

October 11th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Arguments For And Against Facial Recognition”

“Privacy vs. higher-level security. Are the benefits worth the risks?”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


The use of facial recognition security and the development of new and more sophisticated equipment continues to grow. This expanding technology is deployed by law enforcement and in use at airports, schools, and SMBs. While growth continues, the technology has also become a hot-button issue with privacy advocates.

This article by Joel Griffin for “Security INFOWATCH” sheds some light on the issues and the insights from professionals in the field.

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Protect Your Business With Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication

September 24th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Protect Your Business With Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication”

“Protecting your network is essential and weak passwords are your Achilles heel. MFA is an excellent solution to combat the problem and something you should be looking at right now.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


According to researchers, weak passwords are the cause of 80% of data breaches. If you are a small business, how do you protect your network when your team’s passwords are your weakest link? Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a good starting point, but the common one-size-fits-all approach to this method leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to network protection. If you want to improve your protection against cyber risks while being able to authenticate users with different access levels, devices, attributes and behavior, adaptive multi-factor authentication is the recommended solution.

If you are not familiar MFA, this article by Smart Hustle Magazine will give you a better understanding of the concept.

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Ransomware: Prevent your computer from being infected

September 23rd, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Ransomware: Prevent your computer from being infected”

“Ransomware attacks are on the rise and now is not the time to ignore the warnings. Take heed and check out these tips straight from The FBI.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Large cities, small towns, airports, SMBs, and thousands of others have been victims of attacks. Recently, on “60 Minutes,” correspondent Scott Pelley reported on the growing cyber threat called ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks up your files and blocks access to your computer system. When infected, your network and your data are locked until money is paid with a digital currency that is almost impossible to trace. If you have been paying attention, ransomware attacks are on the rise as some experts say it is now more profitable for criminals than selling drugs. Take a look at this article and the short video from “60 Minutes Overtime” featuring The FBI’s Mike Christman (who recently ran the bureau’s cybercrime unit). Mike provides some insight on how attackers get in and what you can do now to help prevent a ransomware attack on your system.

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Why Your Small Business Needs an IT Partner

September 13th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why Your Small Business Needs an IT Partner”

“Before you decide to put on your IT hat, consider finding a dependable IT partner for your SMB. It could play a key role in the success of your endeavor.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Sales, marketing, product development, the list goes on. If you’re running a small business, you are probably wearing many different hats. One of the most critical areas for many small businesses is technology, and that is an area where most experts agree SMB owners can use some help.

There are many reasons why an IT partner makes good business sense for SMB’s. In this article for Business.com, Tiffany Bloomer highlights three of the top reasons most SMB’s need a reliable IT partner to succeed.

Before you decide to take on or expand the IT portion of your business, consider finding a resourceful IT partner that can help drive you to success.

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Guidelines for Setting Camera Field of View

August 8th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Guidelines for Setting Camera Field of View”

“While it may seem simple, setting up a security camera’s field of view is critical to its overall effectiveness in protecting your business or home.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Security cameras are a useful tool in protecting your business or home; however, setting them up correctly significantly affects their usefulness. One important aspect of setting up a security camera is its field of view. Getting the proper field of view for your specific application takes a bit of skill and some patience as well. Forget about the rules you follow when taking a photo or recording video for entertainment purposes and remember what you need these cameras to “see.”

This article by ERIC OLSON for Security Infowatch provides you with some critical guidelines that will help ensure that you get your cameras set up correctly to see the whole picture.

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How To Avoid The Most Common School Security Design Mistakes

August 8th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How To Avoid The Most Common School Security Design Mistakes”

“If you are responsible for or concerned with physical security in your school or facility, this article, and related webinars could help you avoid critical mistakes.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Having good security equipment is only part of the equation, as pointed out in this article by Ray Bernard for SECURITYINFOWATCH. Shortcutting proper security design in the rush to “do something” can have devastating consequences for educational and other types of facilities. According to Bernard, there is a typical security design mistake that occurs in many types of facilities, but the impact of it can be significantly higher on schools, whose incident response requirements are greater than many other organizations.

Check out this valuable article and the links to related webinars to learn more about the most common security mistakes. While much of what is covered is common knowledge among trained and experienced security design consultants, security practitioners and others responsible for facility physical security risk management it may be helpful to you when implementing a new system or updating your current one.

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