The Rise Of Insider Threats: Key Trends To Watch

July 16th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Rise Of Insider Threats: Key Trends To Watch”

“Internal cyber attacks are on the rise and must be taken seriously. How do organizations prevent them? Get the latest insights here from TechBeacon.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


When it comes to security threats, companies have to prepare for a variety of issues. Insider cybersecurity threats have always been a concern but are becoming more prevalent as systems continue to be more interconnected. In a recent study conducted by Cybersecurity, Insiders showed that 53% of the organizations experienced an insider attack themselves. As these numbers continue to grow, 64% of organizations surveyed said they are now putting their focus on detecting insider threats and preventing attacks from happening. Also, 86% already have or are working on creating a program to prevent insider attacks.

There are many new developments in this fast-paced area, and keeping up with the latest best practices can be a challenge. This recent article by Yuri Martsinovsky for TechBeacon gives a good overview of what is happening and touches on some of the latest preventative measures companies are employing.

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The Dangers Of Breach Fatigue-And How To Take Action

July 11th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Dangers Of Breach Fatigue-And How To Take Action”

“Data breaches are costly! However, you can do more to prevent them by combating breach fatigue within your organization.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Fact: According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, 9,033 data breaches have been made public since 2005, or about 1.77 breaches a day, on average. In light of these staggering numbers, experts say that breach fatigue is now common amongst consumers. Also, what we are now learning is that the breach fatigue also exists within organizations as well, and it presents a significant problem.

One of the significant dangers of breach fatigue is complacency, both in individual employees and within organizations as a whole. So how can business and technology leaders combat the risks of breach fatigue within their employees and broader processes? Learn about how you can take action against organizational breach fatigue and in this recent article written by Jadee Hanson, for TechBeacon.

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When Your Apps Are Dormant, You Become A More Likely Target For Crooks

June 20th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “When Your Apps Are Dormant, You Become A More Likely Target For Crooks”

“Don’t forget about those dormant apps on your devices! They are a gateway to thieves looking to steal your information and more.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


You know those banking and e-commerce apps you haven’t opened in months? It might be a good time to check-in with them and make sure no one else is using them either. According to forthcoming research from DataVisor, a California-based startup specializing in fraud detection, sixty-five percent of accounts that experience an account takeover attack – when an outsider logs in with a victim’s own username and password – have not been accessed by their true owner in more than 90 days.

Don’t be fooled by the 90 statistics; data also showed that while 65 percent of the affected accounts hadn’t been accessed in 90 days, 80 percent belonged to users who hadn’t logged in to their page in more than 30 days.

These fraudsters are very sophisticated and target dormant social media account information as well. Check out the 411 in this article by Jeff Stone for cyberscoop.

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Customer Satisfaction 101: A Guide

June 7th, 2019 Posted by Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Customer Satisfaction 101: A Guide”

“Business 101 sometimes needs revisiting. Without a satisfied customer base, you have no business.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As business owners, many factors influence sustained success. One major component that is the undisputed champion of successful companies is customer satisfaction. In most markets, the essential truth is that if you do not satisfy your customers, someone else will. Also, if your customers are not happy, there is a high likelihood that they will tell someone else about their bad experience. Finally, even if you have outstanding closers when making the initial sale, if you cannot sustain a high level of customer satisfaction odds are that your customers will not return to buy from you again.

Therefore, if you are a business owner or a marketer, it is critical that you make sure your customers stay happy with your business. However, how do you do that? Well, that’s where this helpful infographic guide from knowledge base software provider Helpjuice comes in. Initially shared by Vahe Habeshian for MarketingProfs, this quick and easy read will provide useful insights on satisfaction impact, drivers, measurement metrics, and principles.

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30 Years of the World Wide Web: A Detailed Timeline

May 31st, 2019 Posted by Marketing, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “30 Years of the World Wide Web: A Detailed Timeline”

“30 years may seem like an eternity, but in the realm of history, it’s just the blink of an eye. Check out this cool infographic to uncover the brief 30-year history of The World Wide Web.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Hard to imagine but “The World Wide Web” was conceived only 30 years ago, in March 1989! It was the brainchild of British engineer and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who then went on to create HTTP, HTML, a browser and WYSIWYG editor for webpages, and later the URL structure we now know. Little did Berners-Lee know that his original vision would forever alter the way the world shops, communicates and goes about almost everything in our daily lives.

This brief insight and fun infographic by Vahe Habeshian for MarketingProfs reveal the history of The World Wide Web and its unparalleled growth into the fabric of our society.

Bonus link! Here is a fun piece from FastCompany about MIT cracking the code on the internet time capsule MIT just cracked open historic time capsule

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Network Speed Vs. Bandwidth?

May 30th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Network Speed Vs. Bandwidth?”

“In our universe of digital business and e-commerce, it’s all about speed and responsiveness. Knowing the difference between network speed and bandwidth can be a real asset.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Can you genuinely compare network speed with network bandwidth? Though interrelated, they are two very different things. In basic terms, network speed measures the transfer rate of data from a source system to a destination system; network bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred per second. Therefore, business owners often assume that high-bandwidth networks would be fast and provide excellent throughput. In reality, this is not always the case—not when you throw latency into the mix.

Latency is the delay packets experience while moving through a network and typically is the culprit behind poor application response time and frustrated users. Latency is a critical issue for businesses who rely on speed for better customer UX and higher conversion rates. The looming question for these companies is then “How much latency can your company afford?”

For a concise overview of this topic, read this article by Steve Madden for Interconnections – The Equinix Blog. Madden does an excellent job of explaining how things travel through the internet and how latency can affect the success of your online business.

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