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Top 5 Law Firm Cyber Security Quick Tips

When I first joined ALPS over 20 years ago, most of my risk management efforts were focused on proper file documentation, calendaring best practices and the like. Things are different today. Now a significant amount of my risk management efforts are focused on trying to help lawyers become as cyber secure as possible. One common [...]

Rethinking Your Backup Strategy in Light of Ransomware Threats

In working with over 1,200 law firms through the years, I have observed that few lawyers really seem to know what’s actually going on with the backup process. Earlier in my career, I was generally fine with that reality; but times have changed. The backup process is now a security process that needs to take [...]

By |2018-09-04T16:55:40+00:00September 4th, 2018|Cyber, Law Tech|0 Comments

Why You Must Immediately Report a Cyber Claim.

It seems that every week, the news reports on yet another company that suffered a cyber breach.  Law firms, even small firms, are not immune from cyber-attacks.  As you know, your ALPS legal malpractice insurance comes with a separate Cyber policy attached unless you opted out of this coverage.  However, as this is a new [...]

Public Wi-Fi – Should Lawyers Just Say No?

Public Wi-Fi networks are practically ubiquitous. They’re in airports, hotels, office buildings, coffee shops, restaurants, malls and many other locations. While accessing one can be convenient when all you want to do is buy a new digital book on your smartphone, check your e-mail on your laptop, or rebook a flight on your tablet, there [...]

Two Factor Authentication Isn’t the Panacea Many Think It Is

Let me be very clear, two factor authentication (2FA) is an essential security tool that everyone should be taking advantage of when and wherever they can. That said, I have a confession to make. In short, I have been using 2FA with a number of accounts for quite some time with the mistaken belief that [...]

By |2018-06-19T11:17:11+00:00June 19th, 2018|Cyber|0 Comments

The Top 5 Wire Fraud Prevention Tips

1) Fraudsters use spoofed email so learn to spot it. Although there are a number of ways to spoof email, it can be as simple as this. The email address of Lawfirm@aol.com is changed to Lawfirm@aoi.com or Mark.Bassingthwaighte@RECompany.net is changed to Mark.Bassingthwaite@RECompany.net. 2) Security basics are a must. Avoid the use of free web-based email. Always delete [...]