Spread of Covid-19 gives rise to the ‘cyber-demic’

December 15th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Spread of Covid-19 gives rise to the ‘cyber-demic’”

“Overall, 2021 looks brighter than 2020 but maybe not when it comes to cyber-attacks and data breaches.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


In many ways, 2021 is starting to look like it will be much better than in 2020. Unfortunately, experts predict it will be another rough year when it comes to cyber-attacks and data breaches.

Over the past few years, data breaches and cyber-attacks have essentially become an expected part of everyday life for both the public and private sectors. That said, 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic have fueled an even more significant increase in hacker activities as malicious actors continue to leverage new opportunities to take advantage of citizens and businesses and attempt to cause societal disruption or gain a financial windfall during these uncertain times.

In this enlightening piece, author Joel Griffin for SECURITYINFOWATCH.com provides a backdrop of where we are today and an excellent overview of the top data breach predictions for 2021 from Experian’s annual data breach forecast.


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Completely wiped out from Zoom meetings? Here are 5 exercises for an instant energy boost

December 14th, 2020 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Completely wiped out from Zoom meetings? Here are 5 exercises for an instant energy boost”

“Zoomed out? Need a physical break and an energy boost? Here are some excellent tips!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Most of us have been working from home since this past spring. For some, it’s the first time in our professional careers while others are old pros. Either way, it looks like we will be doing so for at least the next several months. That said, how do we survive this still relatively new dynamic, stay fresh at our home offices and find time to get our workouts in as we struggle to separate work time from personal time? Well, thanks to author Curtis Christopherson and this five-minute read from FASTCOMPANY.COM, we have some excellent ideas on how to do it!  


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7 Simple Ways to Make Your Android Phone More Secure

December 7th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “7 Simple Ways to Make Your Android Phone More Secure”

“If you are one of the millions of Android users out there, take a few minutes to read this and kick-up your Android Phone security!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


While Apple’s iOS operating system continues to increase in popularity, there is still no denying that Android is the worldwide king of smartphone operating systems. According to statcounter.com, as of November 2020, the Android operating system (and therefore, Android-based phones) hold a whopping 71.18 percent of the global market share! That means that there are a whole lot of folks out there who prefer and continue to use Android-based phones vs. their iPhone, iOS-based rivals. With this in mind and considering that basically, your entire life often resides in that glass slab we call a smartphone, this article by Matt Burgess for WIRED UK is a must-read for many!   


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10 Things To Know About The Salesforce Acquisition Of Slack

December 7th, 2020 Posted by Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Things To Know About The Salesforce Acquisition Of Slack”

“Applications Salesforce and Slack may soon be a dynamic duo in the SAAS arena!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


On Tuesday of last week, Salesforce announced a definitive agreement to acquire collaboration app company Slack for $27.7 billion. Yes, that’s $27.7 billion! If approved and consummated, the acquisition would be the largest of over 60 in Salesforce’s history.

These two cloud computing giants are the two fastest-growing companies in the massive cloud computing/Software-as-a-Service market segment. This acquisition’s implications/benefits are of great interest to many, including current users of these platforms and organizations of all sizes who rely upon the SAAS market to operate and maximize their businesses’ efficiencies. Here, Rick Whiting for CRN.com takes an initial look at 10 things to know about the Salesforce-Slack acquisition agreement.


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No Touch, Low Touch

December 1st, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “No Touch, Low Touch”

“Controlling the spread of germs in public buildings is a critical issue that requires expertise and technology. This guide will help.”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Eliminating germs spread has always been an area of concern for building owners, landlords, managers, and more. Think about the number of people who move in and out from hospitals, apartment and condo buildings, office buildings, educational institutions, and the like, and the numbers are staggering. Now, with the advent of COVID-19, this problem has taken on even greater urgency. All those affected must get up to speed on the latest Low Touch and No Touch solutions to address the challenge. Fortunately, this recent piece by David Price for SECURITYtoday.com serves as an excellent guide for public (and private) buildings in addressing this complicated challenge.


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4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2020: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more

November 23rd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2020: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more”

“The 2020 holiday season is in full swing, and so are cybercriminals! Bone up on some of the latest scams and how to avoid becoming a victim this year.”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


The holidays are upon us, and this season more of us will be on our computers working and shopping than ever before. While many of us will be taking some time off during the holidays, be aware, cybercriminals and scammers look at the holiday season as one of their most significant opportunities of the year. If you want to up your safety game this season, take a quick read of this article by Dale Smith for CNET.COM. Smith helps with ways to identify scams and more. Enjoy the read and be diligent!

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