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Coronavirus Robocalls Are Spamming Our Phones Every Day

April 7th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Coronavirus Robocalls Are Spamming Our Phones Every Day”

“Stay alert for suspicious characters not only in your emails but on your mobile and home phones too. The bad guys are trying to play on our fears, so be diligent.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s not just happening in email phishing scams; the bad guys are out in force, making scam robocalls looking to capitalize on our CORONAVIRUS fears. Be aware, the subject matter of these fraud calls is enticing, including topics like, “How will Coronavirus could impact student loans,” and the callers claim to be from legitimate sources like “United States Department of Health” and many more. Read about what you can do to protect yourself and this growing problem in this 4-minute piece by Mark Sullivan for FastCompany.

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26 Easy Ways to Make Your Online Meetings, Workshops, and Programs a Success

March 31st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “26 Easy Ways to Make Your Online Meetings, Workshops, and Programs a Success”

“In our new remote working reality, virtual meetings will be more common than ever. If you need some help on how to host effectively, this article is for you.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As the author says, we are no longer “going remote” or “transitioning to online.” The reality is that quickly as the speed of our internet connections, the majority of us have moved to a remote work situation. As you and your colleagues continue to work remotely, there have already been or will be many meetings now held in the virtual stratosphere as opposed to those that were held internally just a few short weeks ago. I this piece for Inc., meetings and presentations expert, Deborah Grayson Riegel provides us with a brief A-Z list of easy ways to start facilitating online meetings and programs in your business.

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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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