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5 Cool Microsoft Teams Features You Need To Know About

April 5th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Cool Microsoft Teams Features You Need To Know About”

“As the collaboration playing field becomes more competitive, Teams keeps improving, which is good for users and the industry as well!”

Glenn Baruck, Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Microsoft Teams is now a core piece of Microsoft’s productivity suite. From live transcription and improved security for Teams meetings to better connectivity for collaboration with people outside of your organization, Microsoft just announced some excellent new updates for Teams.

Check out this recent piece by Wade Tyler Millward for CRN.com for his take on 5 of the coolest new features Microsoft just announced and how they can help your organization be more productive!


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Beware of fraudulent websites promising to help you get vaccine

March 29th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Beware of fraudulent websites promising to help you get vaccine”

“FOMOV is real and opens the door to cybercriminals and scammers. Get informed and be careful!”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice and Data


FOMOV (Fear of missing out on the vaccine) is real and has millions scrambling to find a place where they can receive a shot. The good news is that vaccine supply continues to increase, allowing some states and local areas to expand vaccine appointment qualifications to include broader groups of people. Also, at the same time, more and more people are receiving their vaccinations. All great news! However, in many areas, vaccine appointments are still scarce and difficult to come by. This situation has created FOMOV and opened the doors for cybercriminals and scammers looking to take advantage of this fear. Already, over 96,000 fraudulent websites have by government agencies and are probably the tip of the iceberg!

If you have 5 minutes, watch this segment from the 3/29/2021 Today Show, it provides excellent insight about these scams and offers resources to help you find your shot too!  


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Are VPNs really secure?

March 22nd, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Are VPNs really secure?”

“Cybercriminals know you’re using VPNs to protect yourself. Knowing that, the question now is, how safe are they?”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Supplying devices for remote work teams is common practice for most organizations and has become even more prevalent since the onset of the pandemic. To protect systems, theft of critical data and against other cybersecurity concerns, often, company-issued gadgets are installed with virtual private networks (VPNs). The problem is if companies know this is good practice for cybersecurity, so do cybercriminals. Hence, recent studies show that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting VPNs to gain access to network resources. So now everyone is asking, “Are VPNs really secure?” To learn about VPN challenges and best practices for choosing the right VPN, check out this article by Brad Ree for Securityinfowatch.com.


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Study finds 50% of SMBs have experienced a website breach

March 16th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Study finds 50% of SMBs have experienced a website breach”

“Websites are often the lifeblood of small businesses. When it comes to website breaches, this study shows that size does not matter!”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Just because you are a small business, don’t convince yourself that hackers are not interested in your data. According to a new study by Sectigo®, the “State of Website Security and Threat Report,” 20% of SMBs have experienced a breach in the past year alone! A staggering number considering that nearly three-fourths believe their companies are mitigating risks effectively. This article from Securityinfowatch.com will give you a better understanding of small companies’ perception gap, along with helpful information and advice on SMB website attacks.


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Michael Dell: Public Cloud Isn’t More Secure Than On-Premise

March 15th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Michael Dell: Public Cloud Isn’t More Secure Than On-Premise”

“The cybersecurity debate continues; in the end, the weakest link may be the determining factor.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


We are sure you’ve heard and read about the recent SolarWinds, and Microsoft Exchange hacks that have recently throttled the IT world. These attacks, some of the most significant in recent history, have impacted various public and private organizations. They also generate exciting and sometimes conflicting opinions about cybersecurity, which is more secure, on-premise, cloud-based, or even hybrid environments. This article, co-written by Mark Haranas and Michael Novinson for CRNmagazine, provides keen insight into the issues and some influential recent opinions.


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Rethink Endpoint Protection in 2021

March 10th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Rethink Endpoint Protection in 2021”

“Attackers continue to focus on the exploitation of endpoints in our new normal of remote teams and office-based teams.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


Attackers are looking for the easiest way in, and in doing so, they continue to exploit endpoints to inflict maximum damage, making comprehensive and purposeful endpoint protection critical. As we continue with remote teams and transition back to the office, endpoint protection will need to keep evolving and be challenging for everyone, from small businesses to large-scale organizations.

This recent article (written for MSPs but valuable to all) by “Netsurion Guest Blogger” for Channelfutures.com provides insights and some practical steps to discuss with your IT team, and your service providers as you proactively plan for the protection of your infrastructure and assets.


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