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Cybersecurity

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Using Encryption for Secure Client Communication

Secure client communication is a major concern for lawyers. Encryption is your best option for protecting confidential and sensitive information you exchange by email, text, voice and video calls with your clients. ABA Formal Opinion 11-459, ...

Sheila Blackford - July 27, 2017
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Zola and RPost Empower Lawyers with Certified E-Delivery Proof and Encryption

Zola Suite Launches RPost’s Services in its Law Practice Management Platform Zola Suite has announced that email open tracking, certified e-delivery proof, email encryption, and e-signatures are now built into its law practice management email, ...

Deborah Tesser - April 13, 2017
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Smart Law Offices and Connected Devices

It starts with a simple request to your iPhone ("Siri, add an appointment to my calendar") or a command to your new Amazon Echo ("Alexa, add toner to my shopping cart"). Before you know it, the Internet of Things has slipped straight from your ...

Joan Feldman - March 3, 2017

Will Law Firm Data Be Any Safer in 2026?

Will our data be any safer in 2026? That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive: No, it will not be.

Sharon Nelson - September 29, 2016

What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

The 2016 Futures Conference featured a crowd of wonderful speakers with provocative ideas. The theme, “What Will Law Look Like in 2026?” brought out some deeply interesting ideas. We asked four conference speakers to summarize their ...

The Editors - September 25, 2016
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Your Note-Taking and To-Do Apps: Are They Secure?

As a result of the flood of innovation in note-taking and task-centric apps since Evernote's inception, there's a large concern for lawyers in storing attorney-client and privileged information. While I know a lot of lawyers who choose to ...

Daniel Gold - August 15, 2016

How Law Firms Can Recognize and Avoid Social Engineering Scams

When we think of information security breaches, we often blame weaknesses in technology. But in many of the most damaging security breaches, trusted law firm employees and partners are the weakest link. An old email trick has resurfaced ...

Kristi Singal - August 3, 2016
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Protect Your Law Firm from Ransomware Attacks

It’s 6 p.m. You are about to put the final touches on a brief that is due tomorrow when a message pops up on your laptop. It informs you that a third party has gained control of your system and encrypted all your files. To unencrypt your files, ...

Joe Kelly - May 11, 2016
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Second Round of Panama Papers Released

Yesterday, at 2 p.m. Eastern, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released a second batch of the “Panama Papers” in a live and searchable (but stripped-down) database of more than 200,000 entities. Many of the ...

Sharon Nelson - May 10, 2016

Cybersecurity Survey Results: What Keeps You Up Nights?

This past month, newspapers around the world have been filled with stories of the Panama Papers — a massive trove of confidential tax planning information that will probably topple more than one politician. For lawyers and law firms, the ...

Simon Chester - April 27, 2016