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Remember the story about Willie Sutton, the bank robber? He was asked, “Why do you rob banks?” He allegedly answered, “Because that’s where the money is.” Why do cyberthieves target law firms? The answer is as straightforward as Sutton’s: Because that is where there is a wealth of valuable data. That’s why cyberattacks within the legal industry are becoming quite common. The 2017 Legal Technology Survey reported that 22% of surveyed law firm respondents suffered…
More and more small and medium sized businesses are moving their critical IT infrastructure and data to the cloud. The flexibility, reliability, and cost of cloud computing are driving factors in this shift. But, like every technology, there are risks and rewards. The very nature of the cloud makes it susceptible to cybercrimes like data breaches. The rise in attacks and actual breaches on big companies like Target, Google, and Facebook, underscore the importance of…
When we talk about cyberattacks, we often look at the risks posed to a firm and what an attacker can do to them. It’s time to do a 180 and look at the “why” behind the attack. Why do attackers do what they do? Their motives have a significant influence when it comes to the methods they choose to execute attacks. Knowing the other side of an attack allows us to understand the thought process…
Technology skills are no longer a “nice-to-have” for lawyers. They are a need-to-have. Technology applications are a critical part of our society, and we as humans are becoming more and more dependent on it. We use technology to aid in everything from scheduling to turning on the lights. If there’s a way to make the process easier, then someone has most likely found a way to integrate it with technology. As a lawyer, there are…
Technology skills are no longer a “nice-to-have” for lawyers. They are a need-to-have. Technology applications are a critical part of our society, and we as humans are becoming more and more dependent on it. We use technology to aid in everything from scheduling to turning on the lights. If there’s a way to make the process easier, then someone has most likely found a way to integrate it with technology. As a lawyer, there are…
Meeting recaps are unavoidable no matter your industry. From tracking attendance to sharing documents and notes, OneNote can do it all, and you may even be able to send out that dreaded recap before you even leave the conference room. If you’re not using Microsoft OneNote on a daily basis you are definitely missing out! For those who are unaware, OneNote is a useful tool that allows you to take notes, make lists, dictate, and…
Cybersecurity should be a concern for all employees at a firm (even you)! Security policies are no good if the rest of the firm’s employees don’t fully invest. The training can come in many forms, but all employees (new and old) need to stay up to date on trends so they are aware of the red flags that could be lurking in their inbox. Cybercriminals are smart and are continually evolving the threat game every…
Microsoft Ignite 2018, is the company’s annual conference that is currently being held in Orlando, Florida. With only a day left, there have been plenty of product announcements from Microsoft, including news about the ever-popular Teams application. Here’s the most significant news and what it means for your firm. Growing Popularity 329,000 organizations currently use Teams. This is more than double the number of organizations using the app one year ago. With such growth, Teams is now…
Passwords Suck Yes, I said it. Passwords suck. They are not protecting your company, and they explicitly contribute to a false sense of security. Cyber attacks, specifically Spear Phishing, Vishing, and Whaling have increased significantly over the past couple of years. As a bad actor, I could easily target your organization by using the public information I can scrape from the web via social media, websites, or articles. With this information, I can then run…
Barracuda Unveils Email Security Bundle To Simplify Administration The Total Email Protection bundle will make it easier for partners to sell the full Barracuda email security suite to customers while providing protected margins of between 20 percent and 30 percent, says channel executive Ezra Hookano. Barracuda Networks has combined its email-focused advanced threat protection, spearphishing and end-user training capabilities into a single SKU to drive adoption and ease management. The Campbell, Calif.-based security and storage