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Legal Cybersecurity

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
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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

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
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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

Five Must-Know Password Protection Tips

No doubt, at this moment, armies of hackers are dreaming up diabolical new ways to cash in on our identities, crash our sites and disrupt our favorite pastimes. ("Smishing!") But really, the biggest threat to your online security is ... you. ...

Joan Feldman - May 9, 2014

Fireproofing Your Law Firm

Stop — what you are doing? Flames are pouring out of the next room! It doesn't matter how this started. (A freak coffeemaker explosion, maybe?) It's time for you to go! Later, you will find out that your office is a total loss. All your files ...

Sam Glover - July 31, 2013

Send Document, Get Breached? Tightening Security in Document Exchanges

Exchanging documents with clients and outside counsel used to be a fairly mundane, straightforward endeavor. Attach the document to an email and send it off. Or, to deliver a large volume of documents or documents of a very large size, just burn ...

Charlie Magliato - September 18, 2012
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Lawyers: CYA When Working from Mobile Devices

One of the benefits of being a lawyer with a laptop, tablet or smartphone is that you really can work anywhere with access to Wi-Fi and your files. But the question of security must be addressed. How can you protect yourself and your clients ...

Ruth Carter - May 1, 2012