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ALPS Adds International Cybersecurity Expert Sherri Davidoff of LMG Security to its Board of Directors

Effective at the May 2020 ALPS Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the addition of Sherri Davidoff to its ranks. Sherri is the CEO of LMG Security, as well as a noted speaker, trainer, white hat hacker and author of the recently released book, “Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity [...]

By |2020-05-21T10:24:36-06:00May 21st, 2020|ALPS In The News, Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

How to Responsibly Embrace Any and All Digital Tech in the Practice of Law

In many jurisdictions, commentary to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 Competency states that lawyers are to keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.  With that language in mind, do you actually do so?  I ask because in my world I often find that lawyers are pretty good at evaluating the benefits [...]

Company Sues Its Law Firm Over Data Breach

The following is a post by guest blogger Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, cybersecurity and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Security Boulevard reported on April 20 that insurance company Hiscox has sued one of its law firms, Warden Grier, a four-person firm in Missouri. It had hired the firm [...]

By |2020-05-11T16:19:48-06:00May 12th, 2020|Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

6 Law Firm Cybersecurity Rules for Working From Home

During the nation-wide stay at home directive to combat the spread of Covid-19, we’ve all missed some of the luxuries we are used to. One such luxury is the safe and secure offices we work in. At our offices, we have systems in place in order to ensure that all our client information stays safe [...]

There’s Something “Phishy” about Certain Text Messages

For the sake of your clients, I hope you, and every other person who works at your firm, know full well what phishing attacks are and at least the basics of how these email attacks can be thwarted. If not, it’s way past time for everyone to come up to speed, and I strongly encourage [...]

By |2019-11-19T14:24:01-07:00November 20th, 2019|Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

ALPS In Brief – Episode 38: Empower Your Employees to Make Smart Security Decisions

As an organization or law firm of any size looking to build a cybersecurity plan, your first step should be training your staff — making everyone aware of cybersecurity threats and how to spot them. Mark Bassingthwaighte sits down with Erich Kron of KnowBe4: Security Awareness Training to talk cyber risks threatening your firm and [...]

How to Avoid Getting Hoodwinked by Phony Help Desk Contact Information

I have two points to make with this short post and I’m going to start with the one that’s easier to swallow: fake help desks. Here’s the long and short of it. Scammers are buying online ads to push phony technical or customer support help desk phone numbers to the top of search engine results. [...]

When Passwords Fail – A Personal Story

Sometimes married couples see things differently and the only way to resolve the tension is by finally deciding to agree to disagree. That’s how things played out in our home for a number of years on the issue of passwords. My wife viewed my focus on computer security and passwords as something approaching mild paranoia. [...]

Why You Want To Have Cyber Liability Insurance

An attorney’s decision to use a computer tablet, a cloud based service such as Dropbox, a smart phone, a Wi-Fi network, or even basic email in the furtherance of delivering legal services is not in and of itself unethical nor a poor business decision. The real concern is with what the attorneys who use such [...]

How to Create a Data Security Plan

The belief that a computer or network breach is a 'when,' not an 'if' is practically dogma now. Given this reality, every law practice, regardless of size, should have a data security plan in place. Yes, I recognize this task can seem daunting — particularly if you have no idea where to start — but [...]