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Get Free Storage When You Check Your Google Security Settings

It’s Safer Internet Day (apparentlyt) and Google is once again offering 2GB of extra Google Drive storage as incentive to do its free security checkup. The checkup itself is stuff you should check regularly anyway, so the extra Google Drive storage is just a nice perk. Unfortunately, this is only for personal Google accounts, which […]

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Legal Cloud Computing Association Releases Security Standards

How do you know whether your cloud software is sufficiently secure to meet your obligation to protect your clients’ information? Right now, there is no easy answer. You just have to educate yourself and then make up your own mind. That could change as a result of the draft security standards that the Legal Cloud […]

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The Lawyers’ Guide to Hacking Threats

As quickly as we build new technology to keep criminals out, hackers are working around the clock, and using sophisticated tools like Darkode, to climb your security walls. Prevent these attacks with a

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Find Out Where Two-Factor Authentication is Available

You should be using two-factor authentication with your critical online accounts. It is one of the four steps we recommend taking in our security guide, because it is an easy way to drastically increase security. Two-factor authentication means using something you know (your password) and something you have (usually your phone, which most people keep […]

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Podcast #48: Law Firm Data Security, with Sharon Nelson and John Simek

On today's podcast, we ask security experts Sharon Nelson and John Simek things like how hard is it, really, to hack into someone's email? And what's the greatest security threat for lawyers? Plus, our favorite posts and podcasts of 2015.

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Briefs: Practice Panther Raises $3.5M, Enter Zola, Ghost Data, Etc.

Practice Panther just announced it has raised $3.5 million, and the already-affordable ($29/month/user, paid annually) software is free through the end of 2016 so the developers can collect feature requests to build out the roadmap. If you want to help build practice management software according to your own preferences, you might want to give it a […]

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70% of Lawyers Think Words Make Email Safe, Are Incompetent

If you think a confidentiality statement in your email counts as a precaution when you are sending confidential information, you are incompetent.

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Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms

Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.

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You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent

Sooner or later, your clients will find another lawyer if you waste their money and time on basic tasks because you aren’t proficient with your technology.

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LastPass Hacked; Don’t Panic, but Change Your Master Password

While the LastPass “vault” (where your encrypted passwords are stored) is safe, LastPass was hacked: LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. That sounds bad, but LastPass says no password vaults were accessed, and that means your passwords are still safe. Just in case, LastPass is requiring […]

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DOJ Selects Box for Cloud Storage

Absolutely, with one enormous caveat: the US Department of Justice is probably the only law office in the US that doesn’t have to worry about being spied on by the US government, which has shown itself to be extraordinarily resourceful when it comes to infiltrating cloud services. For the average family or transactional lawyer, maybe […]

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Client Confidentiality in the Digital Age

The pathways for breaching client confidentiality — whether due to simple carelessness or inadequate security — continue to multiply as technology advances.

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4 Ways You Are Putting Your Clients’ Information at Risk

A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client. (Rule 1.6(c).) So what are reasonable efforts when it comes to your clients’ information stored on your computer? You have to make an effort, obviously. But how much effort […]

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Password Alert Protects Your Google and Google Apps for Work Accounts

Once you’ve installed it, Password Alert will show you a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page. This protects you from phishing attacks and also encourages you to use different passwords for different sites, a security best practice. Get it now.