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Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks

September 15th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks”

“It sounds like something from Star Wars but Netwalker is actually serious business as ransomware attackers become increasingly sophisticated.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


CRN Magazine reports that Equinix is the latest data center provider to fall victim to a Netwalker ransomware attack. According to the article, in only six months since becoming active, Netwalker attacks have cost companies over $25 million in ransom payments. In this article from CRN Magazine, author Michael Novinson provides essential insight on the attacks and seven things that technology solution providers and anyone in your IT department should know about Netwalker. 

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Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns

September 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns”

Growing in popularity, no-touch payment methods heat-up security and cost concerns for consumers and business owners.

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


NRF survey finds that 67 percent of retailers now accept some form of no-touch payment

It looks like retailers are catching on as more of them move towards upgrading their payment systems to accept no-touch payments. With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to new research by the National Retail Federation and Forrester.

However, are no-touch payment solutions secure and are banks and credit card processors being fair in the rates they charge for processing no-touch payments for businesses? These are significant issues considering it likely that the no-touch payment trend will continue even after retailers and shoppers return to many of their pre-pandemic shopping habits.

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Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?

August 18th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?”

“It looks like some people have known since the mid-’30s, but new research now backs it up. When it comes to cyber awareness, women are smarter.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Well, if you are a Grateful Dead fan, then you’ve heard the song, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter,” which was a cover of a calypso song first recorded in 1936. This song seems to ring true regarding cyber awareness and password security, according to this recent article by Sam Bocetta for Securityinfowatch.com. The article details new research that reveals different reasons why women may be more cyber-aware than men and better at protecting their online identity than men. It’s an exciting read that cites possible reasons why this is the case and provides advice on protecting your online identity as well.

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Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control

August 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control”

“It looks like the once loathed technology of access control is being perceived in a different light during the pandemic.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Oops, I forgot my keycard. Darn, I left my key fob in the car! Traditionally, access control has been regarded by many workers as a necessary evil, a system that every building, office and organization must have to keep out the bad guys but is a total hassle.

Well, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by cloud and mobile access control technology provider Nexkey, in the wake of the pandemic, people’s view of this often-hated technology taken a dramatic turn in a more positive direction. See what workers and some experts have to say in this staff report from Securityinfowatch.com about access control in 2020.

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Migration to the cloud comes with security challenges

August 10th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Migration to the cloud comes with security challenges”

“Businesses migration to public cloud services continues to grow. If you are planning on migrating your organization, be aware of the security challenges.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


According to recent reports, migration to the cloud continues to grow at a rapid pace, with 88% of respondents already using the cloud in one form or another and 25% planning to shift their entire company operations to a cloud platform in 2021. This Growing interest around the cloud setup, amidst the evolving business culture due to the adoption of remote working and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models, is marred by the concern around the security of cloud systems and identity management.

In this recent article from Securityinfowatch.com, author Deepak Gupta provides insight into this rapidly growing trend and sound advice on how to solve the Identity and Access Management puzzle.

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How to Back Up Your Digital Life

August 3rd, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How to Back Up Your Digital Life”

“Taking time to backup your data can be the pits. That said, when that incident happens, and you need to restore, you will be happy you took the time!”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Backing up your data is a monotonous task; however, when the time comes that you need to restore your data, you will be happy you took the time. When deciding on how to back up your data, there are several available options, and you should consider implementing more than one to be super-safe. Scott Gilbertson does an excellent job of covering the topic in his piece for WIRED.

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