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Proactively Ensure That Your Cyber-Hygiene Is Up-to-Date

In a time of confusion around the globe, some criminals are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic and are using the opportunity to attack people and businesses. With the large number of people working from home, cyber attacks pose an extra layer of risk than under the usual circumstances.  Fake websites appearing to show [...]

By |2020-03-26T12:14:11+00:00March 26th, 2020|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Proactively Ensure That Your Cyber-Hygiene Is Up-to-Date

The State of Cyber Security: 2019 Midpoint Update

Another “Year of the Data Breach” As the summer heats up, we begin the process of assessing the first half of 2019. As with years past, we reach this point, and immediately, the clichés begin to fly. "This is the year of the data breach…" We said this is in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Unfortunately, [...]

By |2019-07-29T10:17:17+00:00July 29th, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on The State of Cyber Security: 2019 Midpoint Update

Tech Trends: Trends in Data Breach

Data breach is on the rise According to the Identity Theft and Resource Center, there was a record high of 1,579 data breaches in 2017, and this number was an increase of 44.7 percent from the prior year. The majority of the breaches occur in the business category, followed closely by those in the Medical/Healthcare industry. While [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:47:24+00:00May 17th, 2019|Cybersecurity, eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Tech Trends: Trends in Data Breach

Data Breaches During Tax Season

United States Founding Father Ben Franklin is famously quoted as saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This idiom, while humorous, is apt for update. In a country where electronic communications and the use of the internet have become as basic as breathing and eating, the axiom [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:50:27+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Data Breaches During Tax Season

World Backup Day

In today's digital world, most legal professionals rely on electronic records and files to complete and manage their day-to-day work. If those records were lost, damaged, or accessed by an unauthorized third party, your ability to meet the demands of your job and to meet clients' needs would be in jeopardy. March 31 is “World [...]

By |2019-03-28T10:00:40+00:00March 28th, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on World Backup Day

Is Now the Time for Federal Data Breach Legislation?

Amid turmoil in Washington, D.C.,with the next election cycle starting in six to ten months, and with increased rhetoric about national emergencies and homeland security, a growing predicament is going unnoticed. As of July 1, 2018, all 50 states have implemented a data breach notification law. While this may not seem like a calamity, it [...]

By |2019-01-22T15:18:44+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Is Now the Time for Federal Data Breach Legislation?

7 Tips for Better Law Firm Security

Corporations allocate significant time and money for protecting their digital intellectual property. If you have ever met an information security professional, you know that they take their jobs seriously.  Security is the reason the typical end user has to call IT every time they want to install an application. It is not job preservation; they [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:48:27+00:00October 31st, 2018|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on 7 Tips for Better Law Firm Security

How to Reduce Your Threat of Cyber Attacks in Wake of China Hack Allegations

With all the news coming out of Washington last week as part of the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the disclosure by Facebook of a breach that affected at least 50 million users, it would be easy to miss the equally significant story about the latest variant of nation-state cyberwarfare.  [...]

By |2018-10-10T15:02:22+00:00October 10th, 2018|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on How to Reduce Your Threat of Cyber Attacks in Wake of China Hack Allegations

Understanding Cybersecurity Threats in Law Practice

[click-to-tweet tweetcta="Understanding #Cybersecurity Threats in Law Practice via @SpecialCounsel http://spclcn.sl/1Oq4hUs" /] Organized, financially motivated hackers have turned their attention on the latest soft target: law firms. Even before the Panama Papers leak, a number of high-profile breaches put the legal profession on notice. Why do hackers target law offices in cybersecurity attacks? Because they house some of [...]

By |2016-05-12T15:06:14+00:00May 12th, 2016|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Understanding Cybersecurity Threats in Law Practice

The FBI v. Apple: Protected Data or Precious Evidence?

Months after the tragic terror attack in San Bernardino, CA, a U.S. magistrate ordered Apple to help the FBI access an iPhone used by the terrorists, but Apple is fighting it. A landmark legal precedent hangs in the balance.   As technology continues to rule our lives, the line between protected personal data and unprotected [...]

By |2016-02-18T12:23:17+00:00February 18th, 2016|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on The FBI v. Apple: Protected Data or Precious Evidence?

Cloud-based Practice Management Software Options

As clients become increasingly adept at spotting legal professionals who offer efficient, high-value services — smart lawyers and firms are adopting technology that enhances their productivity. In a mobile computing environment (where smartphones and tablets have earned a place in the courtroom and the boardroom) these productivity gains often come via cloud-based software providing integrated [...]

By |2014-02-11T16:32:13+00:00February 11th, 2014|Cybersecurity, Legal Technology|Comments Off on Cloud-based Practice Management Software Options

International Fraud Awareness Week

With International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) in full swing, legal professionals are reminded that fraud-related issues are relevant, timely and worthy of their increased attention. (Fraudulent behaviors occur in many arenas- from healthcare to government services to online identity- but our focus here is on fraud in the workplace.) What’s the scope of the internal [...]

By |2013-11-08T07:53:52+00:00November 8th, 2013|Cybersecurity, eDiscovery, Legal Technology|Comments Off on International Fraud Awareness Week
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