Cybersecurity

Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

On January 3, 2018, two hardware-related vulnerabilities, named Meltdown and Spectre (https://meltdownattack.com/ ), were disclosed by security researchers, which together affect a high proportion of all computers and mobile devices built within the last 20 years. This discovery has impacted the technology industry as a whole, and the industry has mobilized in response. To date,…

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security for attorneys

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online 1000 667 Alex Braun

As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed products, users share some basic responsibility for keeping client data secure. As an attorney, this is part…

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Legal cloud security standards

LCCA Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal

LCCA Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal 1920 1080 Michael Beumer

Cybersecurity and protection of privileged client data are vital concerns in the legal industry. The ABA Model Rules impose a duty on lawyers to use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to client data and recently made related changes to address the advances of technology. Today at ABA TECHSHOW, leaders from six legal cloud computing…

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Legal cloud security standards

Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firms

Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firms 1920 1080 Alex Braun

Nearly a decade after we moved our eDiscovery platform to Amazon Web Services, making it accessible from anywhere without expensive infrastructure, it’s become increasingly common for law firms to manage their clients’ data in the cloud. Yesterday, leaders from six legal cloud computing providers – known collectively as the Legal Cloud Computing Association – released…

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4 Critical Data Security Tips for Law Firms

4 Critical Data Security Tips for Law Firms 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

Recently, I’ve been asking law firms to defend their decision to continue storing client and firm data on premise. The most common defense I hear from firms is that it’s risky to put it in the cloud, where it is “potentially at risk of being hacked.” Essentially, the pervasive belief is that there’s no one actively…

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Law firm data security

Exposed: The Strawman of Security in Legal Technology

Exposed: The Strawman of Security in Legal Technology 1000 667 Michael Beumer

An incredible series of reports in the last few weeks have exposed the mythology of law firm data security, driving home the truth we have referred to as “The On-Premise Problem.” First… An article from Bloomberg quotes the the FBI notifying law firms that they are “easier quarry” than corporations. Second… This shocking – and I mean…

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