Security

Remote Lawyers, Mute Alexa

Why Remote Lawyers Should Mute Alexa

As we all work from home, to flatten the COVID-19 cure, we must keep all sensitive data protected. This is especially true for attorneys, judges or any other legal staff. When thinking of data and information protection, not everyone will think of Alexa or any other smart listening device.  Attorneys and other legal personnel working…

COVID-19 Remote Work Safety Tips for Law Firms

COVID-19 Remote Work Safety Tips for Law Firms

The COVID-19 virus has taken over the word. Many countries, including the United States, have implemented preventative measures. Across the nation, working people are requested to work from home whenever possible. This means that lawyers and legal staff are now working remotely. However, not all home computers or even work laptops are up-to-date on cybersecurity…

Ethical Hacking May Need to Start from Inside the Law Firm – Hiring a Hacker

Ethical Hacking May Need to Start From Inside the Law Firm – Hiring a Hacker

Most law firms deal with data breaches after the fact because many law offices are not up to date on cybersecurity. Many will only worry about cybersecurity until it is too late and their system has been breached. A loss of data leaves the law firm exposed to a loss of trust from clients and staff…

Data Access by Government or Law Enforcement a Concern for Law Firms Using the Cloud

Data Access by Government or Law Enforcement a Concern for Law Firms Using the Cloud

While storing sensitive legal documents in the cloud may be a good idea thanks to the lower costs associated with storage and flexibility, a question rises – who can access the material once it is up there. More and more law firms are consigning their documents to cloud storage. However, there are still firms that…

The Role of Cybersecurity in the Legal Field

The Role of Cybersecurity in the Legal Field

Many law firms are vulnerable to cyberattacks. The costs to prevent and prepare for a cyberattack are high, but law firms are starting to realize the importance of cybersecurity to their clients and to the reputation of the firm. Lawyers are bound to protect the confidences of their clients, and clients are starting to demand…

Why Law Firms Need to Use VPNs

Why Law Firms Need to Use VPNs

Lawyers are bound to keep the confidences of their clients. Lawyers carry sensitive information on their computers and their mobile devices. Having information fall into the wrong hands could harm the attorney-client relationship, expose trial strategies of the law firm, threaten the financial existence of the firm, and subject the firm to a malpractice suit.…

The Serious Threat to Law Firms by “Spear-Phishing”

Spear-Phishing a Serious Threat to Law Firms

Spear-phishing is a growing threat to the security of all law firms, no matter their size. Over the last decade there have been many cyber-security threats to law firms. It is an ever evolving phenomenon, and law firms need to protect their and client data. Spear-phishing is the newest technique used increasingly by hackers. This…

Don’t Fall Down the Rabbit Hole of a Law Firm Data Breach

Do Not Fall Down the Rabbit Hole of a Law Firm Data Breach

No law firm wants to be the victim of an internal, hostile data breach. However, there have been some high-profile law firms whose internal and client data was hijacked and held ransom by hackers. Given the fact that most law firms, either small, medium or large, have at least some information digitized, it is surprising…