Government Warns Of ‘Imminent Cybercrime Threat To U.S. Hospitals’

November 2nd, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Government Warns Of ‘Imminent Cybercrime Threat To U.S. Hospitals’”

Ransomeware attacks against our healthcare system are coming at a terrible time. More may follow, as hospitals are put on high-alert to protect their data and systems.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Cybercriminals from Eastern European countries again hit several hospitals with coordinated ransomware attacks last week. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the virus is a strain of Trickbot malware, “often leading to ransomware attacks, data theft and the disruption of healthcare services.” The FBI has issued warnings that more attacks may follow. These coordinated attacks, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.
Agencies are urging institutions to take necessary precautions to protect their networks. More details on the current attacks and recent attacks in September is available in this article by O’Ryan Johnson for CRN.com news.


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How SMBs should tailor security differently in the age of COVID-19

October 26th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How SMBs should tailor security differently in the age of COVID-19”

“Security for SMB’s is more challenging than ever. These authors provide an excellent overview of what owners should be considering when making their plan.”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Businesses continue to re-open and adjust to the new normal of the current pandemic. One of the most critical questions that small business owners face moving forward is what they should be looking for as they put security and safety protocols in place? Knowing that every SMB is unique, owners must realize there is no one-size-fits-all solution for protecting their employees, customers, physical assets and properties.
This article by security experts Stephanie Whaley and Michael Bothwell for Securityinfowatch.com provides an excellent overview of how small business owners can tackle these challenges.


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6 New Products And Features Announced At Zoomtopia 2020

October 22nd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “6 New Products And Features Announced At Zoomtopia 2020”

“Zoom is a lot more than a work meeting or virtual cocktail hour get-together platform! Check out Zoom’s new products and features announced at Zoomtopia to find out more!”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Zoom continues to be the “go-to” platform application for keeping us all connected. Whether for personal or professional use, Zoom users are taking the Zoom platform everywhere they go. As it has evolved, Zoom has become more than a video communication service, as reflected in the words of Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan, “Zoom has become the thing you do.”
Take a quick peek at the numbers, and you may agree with Mr. Yuan. Per Yuan himself, the Zoom platform now hosts more than three trillion annualized meeting minutes, with more than 300 million daily meeting participants. With these incredible numbers in mind, Zoom took to Zoomtopia 2020, its fourth annual conference and virtual event this year, to reveal several new offerings. Check out this article/slide-show from CRN.com author Gina Narcisi for the latest on the Zoom phenomenon.


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Apple’s Four New iPhone 12 Models: What You Need To Know

October 19th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Apple’s Four New iPhone 12 Models: What You Need To Know”

“They’re here…well, almost. The iPhone 12 looks like another step forward for Apple! Read on and decide for yourself if it’s big enough to inspire an upgrade for you.”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s official! Apple has just unveiled its new iPhone 12 models, of which there are 4, and if you are an iPhone fan, you’ll be interested in seeing what’s new with the iPhone 12. Apple is upping its game with significant improvements from 5G connectivity to OLED screen tech on every model. This article by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com covers all the need to know info to familiarize yourself with the new line.


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How optical character recognition is making cities smarter

October 13th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How optical character recognition is making cities smarter”

“OCR technology helps simplify our everyday lives, keeps us safer and is making cities smarter and more efficient too!”
Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Equipping video surveillance cameras with OCR is the most common use of the technology

OCR technology is not new, and many of us are already using it to make our lives more efficient at home or work. That said, the technology is continually evolving and has a lot more potential than just reading the printed information on the checks we deposit on our smartphones. In this article from SECURITYINFOWATCH, author Bob Dolan breaks down the latest uses of OCR tech, including deployment by parking structure operators, building security personnel, police departments and more. It’s a fast read and excellent insight. BTW, if you are one of those people who forget to pay their parking tickets, be aware that the authorities may be watching through OCR equipped cameras too!

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Considerations for crafting a return-to-work plan during the pandemic

October 12th, 2020 Posted by Employment, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Considerations for crafting a return-to-work plan during the pandemic”

“A return-to-work will look different for every organization. However, this article provides an excellent overview for all to help in the planning process.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, companies and organizations of all types are looking at their current and potential future-state work environments. For many, this process will include a detailed plan for employee return-to-work. The process is complicated, and a detailed program will be unique for every organization. That said, I found this recent piece written by Brian Lynch for Securityinfowatch.com, to be an excellent place to begin the process for any organization. It is not an attempt at a fully detailed plan, but a well thought out overview of vital tenants that all organizations should contemplate when designing a plan to fit their needs.

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