Top Security Threats Faced by Today’s Law Firms

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Sep 27, 2016 4:20:53 PM

 

The following post is an excerpt from our popular ebook Ultimate Guide: Mobile Security in the Legal Industry. Be sure to check out the full version of the ebook for everything you need to know to keep your firm secure.

 

Topics: Mobility, Security, mobile security


Mobile Security 4: Notification of a Data Leak

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Aug 25, 2016 12:53:05 PM

This post is the fourth in a four-part series where we explore challenges in mobile security faced by law firms today.  Check out our last post on Containing a Data Leak here.  

Topics: Security


Mobile Security Part 3: How to Contain a Data Leak

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Aug 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM

This post is the third in a four-part series where we explore challenges in mobile security faced by law firms today. Check out our last post on How to Prevent a Data Leak here.

So, the worst has happened: your firm is experiencing a data leak. Now what?

Well, you might have guessed that the short answer is this: stop it from getting worse.

Topics: Security


Mobile Security Part 2: How to Prevent a Data Leak At Your Firm

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Aug 11, 2016 3:15:59 PM

 

This post is the second in a four-part series where we explore challenges in mobile security faced by law firms today.  Check out our last post on The Anatomy of a Data leak here.

How many times have you heard the Desiderius Erasmus quote “Prevention is better than cure?” This quote is often used in the context of health and wellness, but it is quite fitting if you consider the challenges faced by law firms today in protecting client data.

Topics: Security


Mobile Security Part 1: Anatomy of a Data Leak

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Jul 28, 2016 3:42:29 PM

 

This post is the first in a four-part series where we explore challenges in mobile security faced by law firms today.  

Cybersecurity in its most simple explanation is the need to protect against the bad guys. But what is it that these “bad guys” want?

They want data.

Data is a form of internet currency, which can be used for either good or bad. Cybercriminals are after data that empowers them to achieve their objectives, which range from obtaining credit card numbers or a foothold in an organization that will allow them to access critical information.

Topics: Security


When an Attorney Loses a Phone, Notify the Client?

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Jun 30, 2016 4:08:09 PM

When was the last time one of your attorneys lost an iPhone? And when was the last time you called your clients and told them you have lost their data?

If the answer to these two questions is different, then you are probably in violation of common sense, ABA's rules, and (in some cases) the law.

Topics: Security


Why Apps with “Offline Mode” Are Ticking Time Bombs

Posted by Daniel Garcia on May 19, 2016 1:19:39 PM

 

As attorneys demand the ability to do more work on their mobile devices, IT departments of all sizes are scrambling to address the challenges of keeping information assets protected. While the firm’s confidential data is typically stored securely inside its private network, attorneys and their mobile devices are roaming around in a very hostile environment. In order to operate properly, an App installed on the attorney’s device will need one of two things:

Topics: Mobility, Security


Mobile Security: Top 8 Scenarios You Should be Worried About

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Apr 25, 2016 1:00:00 PM

 

What’s the one sure thing that defines life as an IT professional at a law firm? There’s always a challenge. Lucky for us, these unsung heroes thrive in the face of complexity. 

Perhaps the most significant challenge for the IT professional, in legal, is security. The sharp increase in mobile device use over the past few years has added several new complexities to the security conversation.

Topics: Mobility, Security