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THE 10 BIGGEST DATA BREACHES OF 2022 (SO FAR)

July 5th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “THE 10 BIGGEST DATA BREACHES OF 2022 (SO FAR)”

“Sometimes less is more, as is the case when it comes to data breaches thus far in 2022!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


There is some good news and bad news regarding data breaches thus far in 2022. The good news is the number of victims per cyberattack appears to be down compared to last year’s data breach numbers thus far in 2022. However, the bad news is that the actual number of reported incidents of data breaches has increased by 14 percent, to 404, during the first quarter of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, according to data from the Identify Theft Research Center.

In this article for crn.com, author Jay Fitzgerald serves up insights into the numbers and a rundown of the top 10 breaches so far in 2022.


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Top 5 physical security threats of 2022

June 23rd, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Top 5 physical security threats of 2022”

“To make informed decisions, you should be aware of the top physical threats to your organization and the solutions available to protect against them.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


As we have all witnessed recently, physical security has become increasingly important to organizations in the U.S. and worldwide. Business owners and organizational directors must plan for physical security threats and provide training, tools and solutions to help their teams feel more safe and secure.

This piece by security and technology expert Ryan Schonfeld for securitymagazine.com reveals the top 5 physical security threats of 2022 and solutions organizations should consider to help protect themselves, their facilities and teams.


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RSA Conference: Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats In 2022

June 20th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “RSA Conference: Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats In 2022”

“It helps to know what you’re up against to be properly prepared. This list is an excellent start.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


According to Ed Skoudis and his colleagues at the SNAN Institute, 2022 has been such an active year for cybersecurity incidents that they could have come up with a list of the 50 top cybersecurity threats of 2022. Instead, they opted to refine these to the five major categories of cyberthreats for 2022.

If you want to know what you’re up against, familiarize yourself and prepare for the threats on this list.


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It’s time for SMBs to protect against ransomware

June 14th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “It’s time for SMBs to protect against ransomware”

“If you are a small business owner, please read. SMBs accounted for 82% of cyberattacks in 2021!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Small business owners often do not have cyberattacks and ransomware on the top of their lists as critical concerns. Usually, sales, rent salaries and other business needs take top billing. Unfortunately, according to author Jerry Hsieh of securitymagazine.com, this needs to change! In this article, Hsieh tells us that over 80% of ransomware attacks in 2021 were on SMBs, letting us know the five most common security mistakes made by small businesses and how to fix them!


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Solving data privacy challenges starts with people-centric security

June 7th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Solving data privacy challenges starts with people-centric security”

“Focused on the technical side of data protection, organizations often lose sight of their potentially weakest link; their people.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Data privacy continues to be one of the most critical security concerns for organizations as they continue to adjust to the ongoing digital transformation. Spurred by the pandemic, what once was a gradual transformation to a more digital workplace became a rapid conversion at scale. This change has increased organizations’ data exposure and the value of data in our ever-growing, digitally connected world.

In their efforts to protect their data, organizations often focus heavily on the technical part of their environments while neglecting the conduit to the valuable assets they are trying to protect, their people. In this recent piece by Lucia Milică for securityinfowatch.com, the author explains this phenomenon and explores the importance of the human element in protecting your data.


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How Businesses Can Prepare for the 2022 Hurricane Season

June 6th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How Businesses Can Prepare for the 2022 Hurricane Season”

“Disaster planning is a must for sustaining businesses, don’t forget about the weather!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Colorado State University (CSU), which released its 2022 hurricane forecast on April 7, predicts an “above-normal” hurricane season with 19 named storms and upwards of nine hurricanes this year. In addition, their projections indicate that there is a high (69%) chance that one of these storms will make landfall.

Fortunately, in Illinois, we are not at risk of a direct hit from a hurricane but do experience our fair share of severe summer weather. Often when a hurricane makes landfall on one of our coastlines, it also fuels an outbreak of severe weather in the Midwest, including severe thunderstorms and tornadic activity.

While often overlooked, planning for a weather-related disaster is critical in any good business preparedness plan. This article from alertmedia.com provides an insight into this season’s projections and lays out an easy-to-follow checklist for creating a plan for your business.


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