How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind

March 24th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind”

“To many, working from home is a new experience. While we know it won’t last forever, here are some tips to help you become a WFH pro.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Working from home is now temporarily the new normal for many. If you have not worked from home in the past, the adjustment may, at times, be a challenge. To help those of us who are new to the whole WFH thing, we have selected an excellent article by Brian Barrett for WIRED, who has a lot of experience in this environment and is willing to share with a little humor sprinkled in. Enjoy and stay sane!

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How To Not Completely Hate The People You’re Quarantined With

March 19th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “How To Not Completely Hate The People You’re Quarantined With”

“Being quarantined with others is going to be challenging, no matter what our relationships are. We will get through this, but a little expert advice never hurts.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


As we continue to live with the new restrictions and changes to our lives brought on by the Coronavirus, there is some excellent advice available to help us cope. One excellent resource is this article by Emma Grey Ellis for Wired about living with the people you are quarantined with. The piece shows us that If you do end up isolated with others due to the spread of Covid-19, the extended period of isolated-yet-never-alone confinement you’d be facing has more in common with shipping out to an Antarctic research station, a submarine, or the International Space Station than it does with your domestic daily grind. It provides insight into the psychological challenges we will face and offers advice from experts who have studied the psychological impact of quarantine as well.

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Surge In Working From Home Raises Cyber Exposure Issues

March 18th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Surge In Working From Home Raises Cyber Exposure Issues”

“Telecommuting is the new normal for millions of employees. With this comes increased cybersecurity risk, especially for those new to the remote workforce.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


For the time being, working from home is now the new normal for millions of employees/team members who traditionally have been office-based. This new paradigm has come fast and furiously as protocols for protecting ourselves from the spread of the Coronavirus evolve almost daily in the direction of increased safety and social distancing.

This sudden surge in telecommuting brings with it the reality that home-based workers, especially new ones, may now be at a higher exposure level for cybersecurity issues than they were working on-site.

In this article, author Judy Greenwald for Business Insurance provides insight into the increased cybersecurity risks for telecommuters, suggests some cyber hygiene best practices and covers some of the potential insurance questions regarding cybersecurity breaches of home-based employees. Whether you are a business owner, manager or home-based team member, there is some useful info here for all.

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Mitigating Mistakes: The door propping dilemma

March 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Mitigating Mistakes: The door propping dilemma”

“All it takes is one person who lacks diligence and suddenly, you’re entire company is exposed.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


It’s an age-old problem that does not seem to go away. Your company spends thousands on sophisticated access control for your building or offices to protect your assets and your team members. Then, someone decides to take the lazy route and your entire system is defeated by a small wooden wedge, a rock, or a piece of wire. In this article, author Paul Timm, for Security Infowatch, shares a bit of insight into this nagging problem and a little common sense advice on how to mitigate the issue.

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Mobile Attacks Outpace Desktop Assaults

March 9th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Mobile Attacks Outpace Desktop Assaults”

“It was only a matter of time. Now your smartphone is an as big or bigger target for hackers than your desktop/laptop.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


We knew it was coming, but it happened a little faster than we expected. Researchers have now made it official; according to statistics from the latest LexisNexis Risk Solutions cybercrime report, “Fraud Without Borders.” more cyber-attacks have been waged against mobile devices than have been hurled at desktops.

There is a lot more to the story and this article by Sarah Coble for infosecurity magazine covers the highlights of the report, which looked at 19 billion transactions that took place on LexisNexis’ Digital Identity Network between July and December last year. It’s a brave new world out there and our information is under attack on all fronts.

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Why chain of custody is essential for surveillance video

March 5th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why chain of custody is essential for surveillance video”

“If you are responsible for security, then you must take precautions to deploy the proper chain of command when handling your data to avoid liability issues.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


When it comes to security for your business, selecting, installing and maintaining quality premise base systems are a must. However, if you are responsible for the protection and safety of employees, the job does not end here. Systems can provide a plethora of data, but how you handle this information when an incident occurs is as or more important than collecting it. This article by Bill Brennan for Security Infowatch explains the impact of handling your surveillance data and how best to do so.

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