How to overcome common cybersecurity shortfalls

September 14th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How to overcome common cybersecurity shortfalls”

“Even if you’ve been upping your cybersecurity game, you may still be more vulnerable than you realize!”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Cybercrime threatens all public and private organizations worldwide and, unfortunately, continues to grow as a vital revenue source for criminal organizations. The damage cybercrime has and will continue to inflict upon organizations can be costly and, in many cases, threaten their very existence! While many organizations take what they think are positive steps to protect themselves in actuality, they may not fully realize how vulnerable they still may be. This brief but concise piece by Tunde Odeleye CRN.com provides helpful advice on overcoming some of the most common cybersecurity pitfalls that beseech many organizations.  


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Strategies for establishing a zero-trust approach

September 14th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Strategies for establishing a zero-trust approach”

“Zero-trust looks like the way of the future to help protect your information in our new age of remote work.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


We all know that during the past 18 plus months, there has been a widespread, global migration to remote work, which does not look like it will go away anytime soon. While this recent shift has produced positive results for many organizations, it has also led to an extensive increase in cyberattacks. In this recent article for securityinfowatch.com, author Rajesh Ganesan points out that according to the 2021 Digital Readiness Survey, 83% of information technology professionals believe that remote workers have increased their corporation’s security risk. Yet, despite this increased security risk, the survey also points out that only 56% of companies have adopted a security strategy for their remote employees. As such, these elements are fusing to create an ideal climate for hackers and cybercriminals.

Read more about adopting a zero-trust approach for your organization and the importance of doing so—especially in the age of remote work.


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10 Dangerous Phishing Attack Trends To Know About In 2021

September 8th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Dangerous Phishing Attack Trends To Know About In 2021”

“Are you familiar with brand impersonation, business email compromise, initial access brokers and more? If you are not familiar with these and other dangerous phishing attacks, it’s time to brush up!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Phishing attacks continue to be a primary weapon of choice for cybercriminals. These attacks come in all shapes and sizes, and bad guys are getting more creative with each passing day! In fact, according to data from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center last year, phishing attacks (via email and SMS texts) accounted for more than double the number of incidents compared with other types of computer crime.

Awareness is an excellent beginning to protecting your organization. Recently, experts identified the ten most dangerous phishing attack trends of 2021. Learn about these prominent attack types in this superb piece by Michael Novinson for CRN.com.  


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5 Tips to Avoid Smishing Scams

August 31st, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Tips to Avoid Smishing Scams”

“Phishing, Smishing, what’s the difference? You should know so you can prepare and prevent for both!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


You are probably familiar with the term “Phishing Scams” and how cybercriminals use these email techniques to gain access to critical information and more. A phrase you may not be as familiar with is “Smishing Scams” and how these SMS attacks are becoming more common with the bad guys using this type of attack to lure you into clicking a potentially harmful link or giving out critical information as well.

Check out this short but revealing read on “Smishing Scams” from the University of Hawai’i Federal Credit Union for an excellent explanation of their nature and tips on avoiding becoming a victim and what to do if you fear you have.


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The State Department and 3 Other US Agencies Earn a D For Cybersecurity

August 24th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The State Department and 3 Other US Agencies Earn a D For Cybersecurity”

“Cybersecurity is an issue for every organization, including our federal government! What do you think would your company’s grade be?”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Ransomeware and other cyber attacks continue to increase everywhere! In this hostile environment, the recent report findings on cybersecurity for The US State Department and other US Agencies are concerning.

To find out more, check out this article about the recent report issued by a US Senate Committee by Dan Goodin for arstechnica.com.


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What to Do If You’re Concerned About the T-Mobile Data Breach

August 17th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What to Do If You’re Concerned About the T-Mobile Data Breach”

“Another large data breach, and you may be exposed. Here is what to do if you’re concerned.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


This breach is a big one! According to a report first published Sunday on the tech site Motherboard, criminals claim to have copied more than 100 million subscribers’ account data, including names, physical addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers. While data breaches are now a regular occurrence, experts say this one may be of additional concern given the depth of information stolen and put up for sale on the web. You can take several steps to help protect yourself highlighted here in this piece by Allen St. John for consumerreports.org.


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