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Physical security: top predictions, trends for 2024

February 13th, 2024 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Physical security: top predictions, trends for 2024”

“As our world changes, so do physical security challenges!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

“Physical Security: Top Predictions & Trends for 2024” offers a comprehensive insight into the evolving landscape of physical security. As technology continues to proceed at a rapid pace, everyone connected to or concerned with physical security will continue to face new challenges and opportunities. From the integration of AI and machine learning to the increasing importance of cybersecurity measures, this piece by John Dobberstein for securityinfowatch.com explores the key trends shaping the security landscape this year. With an emphasis on proactive strategies and innovative solutions, readers can expect to gain valuable foresight into the future of physical security in 2024.

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10 New Updates to Microsoft Teams | September 2023

October 2nd, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 New Updates to Microsoft Teams | September 2023”

“Hey Microsoft users, Microsoft is upping their communications game with exciting new Teams features!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

This month, Microsoft rolled out a significant update to Teams known as Teams 2.0, along with ten other new features and enhancements. The top additions cover meetings, chat, collaboration across organizations, and integration with Microsoft 365 apps. Enhanced capabilities like collaborative meeting notes, animated backgrounds, and improved search seek to boost productivity and streamline work for everyone!

Get the full scoop in this informative piece written by Karen Dredske for corebits.com

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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2023 (So Far)

July 2nd, 2023 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2023 (So Far)”

“Well, regarding cyberattacks, thus far, summer 2023 has not been the reprieve some had hoped for.” 

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

While summer 2023 heats up, data breaches continue to be a chilling reality. In this article, author Kyle Alspach for crn.com explores the ten most significant data breaches this year. No entity has been immune to the devastating effects of cyberattacks, from major corporations to government agencies. Learn more in this piece as Alspach sheds light on the scale and impact of these breaches and the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats in 2023.

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Should businesses prepare for potential shootings?

June 19th, 2023 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Should businesses prepare for potential shootings?”

“Sadly, in light of the frequent mass shootings in the U.S., owners and managers of businesses of all sizes must address this difficult question.” 

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

In light of the ongoing crisis of mass shootings in the U.S. and with recent incidents highlighting the vulnerability of various establishments, it has become imperative for companies to prioritize the safety and security of their premises. Unfortunately, most business owners and their employees are unprepared for the reality that a mass shooting could happen at their place of business.

 This article by Kynala Phillips for securityinfowatch.com and The Kansas City Star dives deep into the urgent need for enhanced perimeter security measures and explores why businesses should take proactive steps to prepare for such harrowing scenarios. Companies can create a safer environment for their employees, customers, and stakeholders by understanding the risks, evaluating vulnerabilities, and implementing effective security strategies.

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Beware of Fake Google Chrome Update Error Messages

May 22nd, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Beware of Fake Google Chrome Update Error Messages”

“Chrome users, beware, the bad guys are now targeting you with a new scam!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

In today’s digital world, online security remains a top concern for individuals and organizations. Cybercriminals are constantly upping their games to deceive unsuspecting victims, and the latest threat involves a fake Google Chrome update error message. This piece by trendmicro.com sheds light on this sneaky cybersecurity threat, providing insights into how these deceptive messages work and their potential risks.

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Trust no one: 3 steps to secure IoT devices and building IT and OT networks

March 7th, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Trust no one: 3 steps to secure IoT devices and building IT and OT networks”

“The IOT continues to expand and be a security challenge for companies and building owners alike.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


The use of connected personal devices continues to grow at exponential rates. With this continued explosion of connectivity, the threat of security breaches exposing operational technology (OT) and corporate data continues to be challenging for companies, building owners and their consultants.

In this piece for smartbuildingstech.com, building technology expert Richard Miller discusses these growing threats and outlines a three-step approach to creating a zero-trust environment to protect OT, tenants, employees and data.


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