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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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Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?

Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys? 1000 667 Alex Braun

As is often the case with new technologies, the concept of storing legal data in the cloud battled its share of skeptics before it gained wide acceptance from vendors and law firms alike. Let’s face it, the imagery it conjures up isn’t great (clouds seem pretty out in the open), and for the technophobic, there…

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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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Litigator’s Brief: 6 Important Takeaways From The Sony Hack

Litigator’s Brief: 6 Important Takeaways From The Sony Hack 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

The Sony Hack is big news and big news for lawyers. Besides the international political implications, celebrity backstabbing, studio politics and the involvement of a North Korean dictator, there are a number of legal angles already emerging with more to come. Of course, there’s lawsuits. Sony has brought in Boies Schiller & Flexner to assist…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Cloud Computers

Standing on the Shoulders of Cloud Computers 150 150 Jason Krause

For science geeks, the real Fourth of July fireworks was the announcement that the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland had found a particle likely to be the Higgs Boson, the last unobserved particle that completes the Standard Model in physics. The discovery is a massive achievement that is the culmination of centuries of research, insight,…

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Sensationalism and Cloud Computing

Sensationalism and Cloud Computing 150 150 aayers

By this point, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of sensationalist news about cloud computing. That’s to be expected, as cloud computing represents a huge technological shift and will continue to demand a lot of attention. Yesterday, the Washington Post published this gem of an article based on a power outage that impacted one of…

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