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IT networks churn out an extraordinary volume of activity, and this poses a cybersecurity challenge. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may experience millions if not billions of network events on any given day. These originate from applications, endpoints, user actions, servers and a multitude of other IT sources. The odds of identifying a legitimate cyberthreat are not in your favor. The purpose of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions is to aggregate networks events…
Happy birthday spam! It’s been 40 years since the delivery of the first spam email to an unsuspecting user’s inbox. Hackers don’t appear to want spam emails to slow down as they continue to use these emails for malware and malicious URLs. The methods may have advanced over time, but the idea of sending out large quantities of emails to unsuspecting users’ inboxes has remained the same. A simple click by an end user equals…
The legal pad has served lawyers and attorneys well for many years. I’ve heard people say the computer will be the death of the legal pad, but that has yet to occur. However, with recent changes in technology, touch screens, stylus’, dictation, and “the cloud” I think the legal pad is in for a real fight. OneNote: Generally Speaking All standard O365 subscriptions include OneNote. This means O365 syncs all of your notes. Put another…
The legal pad has served lawyers and attorneys well for many years. I’ve heard people say the computer will be the death of the legal pad, but that has yet to occur. However, with recent changes in technology, touch screens, stylus’, dictation, and “the cloud” I think the legal pad is in for a real fight. OneNote: Generally Speaking All standard O365 subscriptions include OneNote. This means O365 syncs all of your notes. Put another…
Fifteen years ago, the Harvard Business Review asked its readers, “Can you trust your law firm?” The question then referred to whether corporate lawyers were providing sound advice to their clients. Today, it would also have to account for their approach to cybersecurity. The entire legal industry faces unique challenges in ensuring proper stewardship of client materials, due to: Widespread sharing of confidential documents–from mergers and acquisitions to tax filings–that firms must process…
If your law firm wants to remain relevant, it’s time to understand paperless. I could speak all day about scanning, practice management, and document management, but so could everyone else. Also, you might be thinking, “I already have these tools, and I’m not paperless.” To go paperless, you must first understand what paperless means. Then, you need to look inward. After all paperless is not something you can buy, it’s something you must do. What…
In today’s world, data breaches and bad actors are running rampant. It seems that no one is safe from them. Every business is at risk, small companies to enterprises, no matter the size. This trend has started to increase the need for constant security testing of networks and systems. Trying to identify and correct all possible vulnerabilities before a cybercriminal uses them maliciously can be challenging. Security training is not common with most System…
Any user of Barracuda’s Email Security Service knows that the most important feature is the message log. Most Essentials customers spend about 90% of their time in the message log. Administrators log using it at least twice a week! For such highly used features, even small usability improvements can make a big impact. While they may not be huge, Barracuda has made adjustments to help Essentials customers. Message log reading pane Initially, when customers entered the message…
Law firms are in a unique position when it comes to information security. They regularly handle copious quantities of sensitive data spanning industries. From manufacturing to government agencies, to software providers, to hospitals and beyond, legal operations represent a dangerous attack vector that cybercriminals are eager to exploit. Cyberattackers have been “aggressively targeting” law firms since 2016. In fact, in a survey of more than 200 law firms, every single respondent reported being targeted…
Office 365 has a variety of applications available to users. Learn what apps are included and what they can do to help further your firm. Listen to our cloud expert John as he discusses the different apps and why your firm may benefit from using them. View the deck, listen, or watch this on-demand webinar as we discuss how to make the most of all tools such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. During this session, we’ll cover apps…