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Cybersecurity

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
security

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
cybersecurity

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
Friday Five

Five Lessons in Law Firm Cybersecurity and Privacy

What’s that phrase from “The Godfather, Part III”? Oh yeah. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” I left legal tech behind six months ago for Silicon Valley, and while things do move fast out there, legal tech moves at a slower, ...

Gwynne Monahan - April 8, 2016

Experts’ Tips from ABA TECHSHOW 2016

Last week ABA TECHSHOW celebrated its 30th anniversary in Chicago. With a whopping 18 program tracks, 80-plus sessions and 100-plus companies in the expo hall, it was quite a party. Couldn't make it? No problem. For this week's Friday Five+, ...

Joan Feldman - March 25, 2016
Tech Tips Friday Five

Five Cybersecurity Tech Tips: Worries to Give You the Willies

There are lots of cybersecurity worries to give you the willies in the wee hours of the morning, but we were asked to pick five. So here are some of the most common threats for lawyers to keep in mind. 1. Ransomware. We ...

Sharon Nelson and John Simek - January 29, 2016
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Think Your Firm Is HIPAA-Compliant? Steps to Make Sure

If any of your clients are involved with health care, you know how highly regulated the field is. You may think you are complying with all the regulations and have lock-tight security measures in place at your firm. But you could be ...

Joe Kelly - July 6, 2015

Online Shopping? Five Security Tips

Even if your firm has a policy against it, there’s a chance that online shopping is happening in your office — especially during the height of the holidays. Why be concerned? For one, hackers are actively working to compromise any size ...

Don Tuliao - December 19, 2014
iPad Apps

Disconnect? File-Sharing Security Survey Highlights

It's no surprise that small firms are the most vulnerable when it comes to online risk. Less time, less money and less staff to keep abreast of threats. What's surprising, though, is how little law firms do to protect clients' privileged ...

Joan Feldman - May 29, 2014