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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 [...]

Beware of Personalized Email and Phone Scams

As the general population becomes ever more skilled at spotting and avoiding the various email and phone scams cybercriminals perpetrate, scammers can only respond by upping their game. Whenever they do, the rest of us need to come up to speed on how scams are changing so we all can continue to successfully spot and [...]

Juice Jacking, What in the World???

As with any cyber threat, prevention starts with awareness of the risk. As a road warrior, I see people taking a particular and absolutely unnecessary risk far too often. This risk has to do with the one item so many apparently can’t function without — the venerable smartphone. Here’s the problem. The cable we all [...]

By |2019-05-01T09:16:40-06:00April 30th, 2019|Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

ALPS In Brief — Episode 30: Solo and Small Firms Should Make the Leap to Cybersecurity. It Matters.

Do you assume you don’t need to worry about being the target of a cyber attack because your business is too small? Often times, solo and small firms are seen as low-hanging fruit and are specifically targeted by hackers looking to gain valuable information. Solo attorney Suzan Herskowitz offers advice and insight into how she [...]

A Warning About Padlocks and “https:” in a Website Address

I’ve never come across a survey that confirms what I’m about to say; but I suspect the vast majority of people who see a padlock and “https:” in a website address believe the website they are currently visiting is trustworthy and safe. Afterall, it seems to reason that the “s” stands for “secure,” particularly given [...]

By |2019-02-19T18:03:15-06:00February 20th, 2019|Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

ALPS In Brief Podcast — Episode 29: Falling in Love with the Cloud

On this special Valentine’s Day episode of ALPS In Brief, Mark sits down with Joshua Lenon, lawyer in residence and data protection officer for Clio, to hear firsthand how cloud products can make your law practice more secure and efficient. Fall in love with new features of law practice management and growth software that will [...]

Lawyer Advertising, Ethics, and Geo-fencing

In the good old days, plaintiff lawyers hoping to find a few new clients would place ads on billboards located near hospitals. From an ethical perspective, as long as these lawyers followed through with their obligations set forth in the advertising rules of their respective jurisdiction’s Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs), it was all good. [...]

Data Security and All the Other Lawyers

During a presentation at the ABA’s 44th National Conference of Professional Responsibility last year, a CLE panelist threw out the following. Given that a lawyer has an ethical duty to verify that any vendor a firm works with has in place appropriate safeguards to keep the lawyer’s data secure, why wouldn’t the same duty arise [...]

Vishing – An Old Scam with a New Twist

Criminals have been using phones to try to scam people out of money or into disclosing personal information for years and they have tended to find success with victims who were not very tech-savvy. Unfortunately, change is afoot. Today, the practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages purporting to be from a legitimate [...]

By |2018-11-26T12:59:59-06:00November 27th, 2018|Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

Why Would A Small Law Firm Be An Attractive Target For A Cyber Criminal?

Regardless of size, any and every law firm is an attractive target for a cyber criminal.  Think about it.  Law firms serve clients of all shapes and sizes in every sector of our economy and thus a significant amount of the data residing on law firm networks, backup drives, laptops, PCs, and mobile devices is [...]