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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Protecting Yourself from Tax Season Scams

March 8th, 2021 Posted by Finance, Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Protecting Yourself from Tax Season Scams”

“Cybercriminals know you’re scrambling to get your taxes done. Be careful; they are out to steal your identity and your money!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


If you are like many Americans and me, just about now, you are scrambling to gather and organize all of your tax documents so you can file your taxes on time. In the meantime, while you are getting things together, cybercriminals are getting organized, too, as they implement the latest tax season scams to gain access to your identity and potentially your money. Tax fraud and tax scams are big business, as evidenced by the $2.3 billion in tax fraud identified by Internal Revenue Service in 2020 based on their 2020 Fiscal Year Annual Report. This article from Morgan Stanley provides excellent insight and tips on protecting yourself from these cybercriminals and what to do if you become a victim.


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Security Risk Assessments: What Not to Do

March 3rd, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Security Risk Assessments: What Not to Do”

“As security risks increase in variety and scope, knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do when it comes to risk assessment.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


“The way we’ve always done it” is not a great way to handle the security risk assessment process for any business or organization. As security risks continue to increase and multiply in complexity, using this strategy (and several others outlined here) can put your organization on shaky footing when it comes to identifying, assessing, avoiding, and mitigating both digital and physical risks.

Regardless of business/organizational size, understanding some of the common mistakes made by security practitioners in conducting risk assessments and how to avoid them is critical. If you are in management or part of the risk assessment process, this recent piece written by The Security Executive Council from SECURITYINFOWATCH.com may prove invaluable.


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Hackers go phishing for remote workers during pandemic

March 1st, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Hackers go phishing for remote workers during pandemic”

“Remote employees continue to pose cybersecurity challenges for organizations of all sizes. Get informed and then educate to help defend yourself.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


One sentence is all you must read to understand the ongoing importance of cybersecurity for remote workers. Here it is: “The shift to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a 300% increase in cybercrime. Wandera’s 2020 Mobile Threat Landscape Report stated that every three minutes, new phishing sites pop up.” Let that sink in for a bit, and you will know why IT managers and their teams are facing the most significant ongoing challenge of their careers.

Keeping informed is the beginning of the protection process. This article by Heather Stratford for SECURITY INFOWATCH.com sheds more light on the subject. Stratford includes excellent information and practical solution ideas to help you better prepare your remote teams and protect your organization’s assets.


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Apple iPad Pro Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: Head-To-Head

February 22nd, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Apple iPad Pro Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: Head-To-Head”

“Not just fun and games, these 2-in-1 tablets are serious business contenders!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


When it comes to business use, laptops continue to be the instrument of choice for mobile professionals who desire versatility, portability and computing power. However, there is a loyal and expanding following of business pros that are choosing 2-in-1 tablets as their go-to productivity tool as Microsoft and Apple continue to improve these machines, which makes them hard to ignore options.

Check out this just-released head-to-head of Apple and Microsoft’s latest offerings by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com for the pros and cons of each.


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