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How to Develop an Access Control Policy

December 7th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How to Develop an Access Control Policy”

“Who has access to your facility and how and when they can enter and exit is critical to protecting your people and assets.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


With increased hybrid work scenarios, access to work and residential spaces has become a more complex challenge for business owners and building managers. Schedules are now more varied, as people come and go more frequently at different times and days of the week. Having an up-to-date access control system is only part of the equation. Developing an access control policy is fundamental to creating and implementing an effective access control system. It plays a vital role in the safety of your people and the protection of your assets.

In this recent piece for business.com, author Erik Sherman covers the basics of developing an access control policy that will go a long way to helping you keep everyone and everything safe.


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Securing your digital life, the finale: Debunking worthless “security” practices

November 30th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Securing your digital life, the finale: Debunking worthless “security” practices”

“Securing your information and protecting your privacy is not something you should leave to out-of-date resources or second-hand advice.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


When it comes to securing your information and protecting your privacy, there is a lot of information out there. People often do their own “research” and, like many things, end up garnering information from second- or third-hand sources like “tech-savvy” friends or something they saw on TV. While some of this advice can be helpful, much of it is often outdated or may even provide a false sense of security, leading to disaster.

Thankfully, some resources and experts can get us back on track with good info to help us better secure our information. This piece by Sean Gallagher (former Ars Technica’s IT and National Security Editor and currently Senior Threat Researcher at SophosLabs) can help you sift through what is folklore and fact when it comes to securing your information and protecting your privacy.


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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, … Beware of Holiday Online Shopping Scams!

November 24th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, … Beware of Holiday Online Shopping Scams!”

“Phishing, smishing, fake websites and more! The bad guys are ready, are you?”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Happy Thanksgiving! Even though the tryptophan from your Thanksgiving turkey feast has set in, now is not the time to sleep on holiday shopping scams! If you’re like many of us, your holiday shopping is just beginning. That said, beware; the scammers have been preparing for this season well before you even thought about your shopping list! There is a lot to look out for, and this informative piece from news.trendmicro.com will give you a fighting chance this season against the bad guys.


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The 20 Hottest Black Friday Tech Deals And Sales For 2021

November 22nd, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The 20 Hottest Black Friday Tech Deals And Sales For 2021”

“Techies rejoice! Here are some of the hottest tech deals this year from a tech expert!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


From laptops and modems to earbuds, mobile phones and more, it’s that time of year again! If you’re shopping for a techie or an upgrade gift for yourself, Wade Tyler Millward for CRN.com highlights his best Black Friday tech deals so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping!


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5 New Surface Devices Microsoft Just Announced

November 15th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 New Surface Devices Microsoft Just Announced”

“If you are a 2-in-1 user thinking about an upgrade to maximize Windows 11 or you’re interested in moving to one of these fast and flexible machines, this article is for you!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Microsoft recently announced the introduction of 5 new Surface devices, built hand in hand with Windows 11. According to Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, these machines advance the 2-in-1 category and provide amazing experiences across many Microsoft applications. Check out this article by Wade Tyler Millward for CRN.com for the need to know about these hot new releases!


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What Businesses Need to Know About Cybersecurity Insurance

November 11th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What Businesses Need to Know About Cybersecurity Insurance”

“Cybersecurity insurance can be a lifesaver if and when your company suffers a data breach! Here is an easy first step to getting familiar with the product.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As ransomware attacks continue to increase in the business world, companies ranging from individually owned food trucks to international conglomerates are upping their cybersecurity game and considering the purchase of cybersecurity insurance to alleviate potential losses in case of a breach.

Cybersecurity insurance, also known as cyber liability insurance or cyber insurance, is new to many business owners. This informative article by Natalie Gross for Biztechmagazine.com does an excellent job outlining what companies need to know when considering the purchase of cybersecurity insurance.


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