Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control

August 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control”

“It looks like the once loathed technology of access control is being perceived in a different light during the pandemic.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Oops, I forgot my keycard. Darn, I left my keyfob in the car! Traditionally, access control has been regarded by many workers as a necessary evil, a system that every building, office and organization must have to keep out the bad guys but is a total hassle.

Well, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by cloud and mobile access control technology provider Nexkey, in the wake of the pandemic, people’s view of this often hated technology taken a dramatic turn in a more positive direction. See what workers and some experts have to say in this staff report from Securityinfowatch.com about access control in 2020.

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Migration to the cloud comes with security challenges

August 10th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Migration to the cloud comes with security challenges”

“Businesses migration to public cloud services continues to grow. If you are planning on migrating your organization, be aware of the security challenges.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


According to recent reports, migration to the cloud continues to grow at a rapid pace, with 88% of respondents already using the cloud in one form or another and 25% planning to shift their entire company operations to a cloud platform in 2021. This Growing interest around the cloud setup, amidst the evolving business culture due to the adoption of remote working and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models, is marred by the concern around the security of cloud systems and identity management.

In this recent article from Securityinfowatch.com, author Deepak Gupta provides insight into this rapidly growing trend and sound advice on how to solve the Identity and Access Management puzzle.

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How to Back Up Your Digital Life

August 3rd, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How to Back Up Your Digital Life”

“Taking time to backup your data can be the pits. That said, when that incident happens, and you need to restore, you will be happy you took the time!”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Backing up your data is a monotonous task; however, when the time comes that you need to restore your data, you will be happy you took the time. When deciding on how to back up your data, there are several available options, and you should consider implementing more than one to be super-safe. Scott Gilbertson does an excellent job of covering the topic in his piece for WIRED.

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70% of Organizations to Increase Cybersecurity Spending Following COVID-19 Pandemic

July 30th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “70% of Organizations to Increase Cybersecurity Spending Following COVID-19 Pandemic”

“Cybersecurity continues to increase in importance for organizations battling the increase of opportunities for cybercriminals.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


While the coronavirus has slowed many areas of the economy, it has not slowed down the work of cybercriminals. In fact, the pandemic has created a multitude of new opportunities for these bad actors who will continue to try to take advantage of the situation.

According to this article from SECURITYmagazine, a recent report by LearnBonds.com indicated that 70% of organizations plan on increasing their cybersecurity spending following the COVID-19 pandemic, which means cybersecurity solutions will account for the most significant post-pandemic percentage of IT spending this year. The article also contains expert insights on the current situation and advice for organizations for the future from cybersecurity experts.

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5 ways mobile credentials are changing access control

July 28th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 ways mobile credentials are changing access control”

“Mobile credentials are playing a pivotal role in improving access control during the current pandemic and in the future.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Every day as a society, we continue to rely more on our mobile devices. From communication to financial transactions, music and more, our smartphones provide us with a level of convenience that just 5 short years ago was almost unimaginable. This mobile transformation is also playing a vital role in access control as businesses search for ways to help limit the spread of Coronavirus while returning to work. In this article from Securityinfowatch, author Greg Berry provides a look at five ways mobile credentials can permanently change our approach to access control.

The added security, efficiencies and reduced costs of contactless mobile credentialing are making the technology a mainstream choice for many organizations looking to improve access control.

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AT&T claims a phone made in 2019 will stop working, urges users to upgrade

July 28th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “AT&T claims a phone made in 2019 will stop working, urges users to upgrade”

“If you are confused by a recent AT&T email about your mobile phone needing an upgrade, this article will help clear things up.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot family of Companies


If you are an AT&T mobile customer and purchased one of their mobile phones, you may have recently received a confusing email from them about upgrading your phone. As a matter of fact, according to author Jon Brodkin in his recent article for ars Technica, the email was so confusing that many recipients thought it was a scam. In this quick read, Jon goes over what the email covers and provides some insight from AT&T as well.

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