Security

Law Firm Data Breaches: Prevention and Mediation

Law Firm Data Breaches: Prevention and Mediation

News stories of high-profile data breaches capture the public’s attention. Huge troves of data at retailers, financial institutions and web services fall victim to theft and ransomware. But are smaller companies, like the majority of law firms, vulnerable to data breaches as well? What forms might a breach take, and how can firms mitigate and…

Small Law Firms Are Worried About Cloud Security, Says Report

Small Law Firms Worried About Cloud Security, Says Report

 

Lawyers and small law firms are somewhat hesitant to adopt cloud-based services, according to a recent report released by the American Bar Association (ABA). Confidentiality and security are their top two concerns when it comes to using the technology. The ABA’s Legal Technology Survey Report examined the technology usage and habits of solo lawyers and…

The Importance of Secure Client Communication

Secure Client Communication for Attorneys

The importance of the confidentiality of client information is and should be sacrosanct with every lawyer. Attorneys are tasked with doing everything in their power to protect their client data. This is no more important nowadays with online data and communications. One of the easiest ways for someone to breach client confidentiality is to attack…

Online Security Basics for the Busy Lawyer

Online Security Basics for the Busy Lawyer

Every lawyer that has a busy practice has a thousand things to worry about every day of the week. It is easy to let the day-to-day chaos of a law office over-shadow the importance of protecting the data in your servers from both accidental and intentional loss. But there are certain best practices that will…

Wi-Fi Security Check-Up

Millions of older devices remain vulnerable to a major wireless flaw. A 13 year old vulnerability in the widely used Wireless Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol has left millions of wireless clients vulnerable to snooping. The vulnerability, which was revealed publicly in mid-October, allows thieves to stand between you and your router and intercept…

Google Map Spam

I’ve Stopped Over 100 Google Maps Spammers. You Can Too.

       

I do not have special powers or privileged access to Google listings, just a commitment to ensure that spammers cannot rank higher than their honest competitors in local results. If you have searched in your local market to see your ranking, you have probably come across a competitor stuffing keywords into its title and being…

Law Firms Need to Learn From 2017’s Data Breaches

How Law Firms Can Learn From 2017’s Data Breaches

Cybersecurity was a main focus for many businesses in 2017, after the massive data breach at Equifax. Preparation for cyber attacks in 2018 is now becoming a focal point to many business, including law firms. Law firms are especially vulnerable to data breaches because of the sensitive data they handle. Possessing a heavy amount of…

Data Security

How to Keep Data Secure on Devices that Leave the Office

An important issue confronting many professionals, including lawyers, is how to safeguard their personal devices, such as laptops or tablets, while they are at the office. There are certain steps that lawyers can take to secure their devices and the client data they contain in the event of a loss or theft. While the engineers…