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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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Year in Review: Our Top Legal Tech Stories of 2015

Year in Review: Our Top Legal Tech Stories of 2015 150 150 Alex Braun

We covered some diverse ground on the Nextpoint blog in 2015, publishing 23 legal technology stories that ranged from dissecting new laws and trends, outlining best practices in eDiscovery, and teaching legal professionals how to work more efficiently with the aid of software. In case you missed them, here are summaries of our five most…

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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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Litigator’s Brief: 5 Lessons from the Anthem Security Breach

Litigator’s Brief: 5 Lessons from the Anthem Security Breach 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

In February, Anthem Blue Cross revealed it had been the victim of a cyberattack. The attackers breached a database that contained over 80 million records of past and current customers, and Anthem employees. Anthem is the largest for-profit health care insurer in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, formerly known as Wellpoint. Anthem is comprised…

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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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Litigator’s Brief: Four things to tell your clients about data security

Litigator’s Brief: Four things to tell your clients about data security 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

Like all professionals in 2014, every modern litigator uses technology to get their job done. As with all industries, technology is the wonder drug delivering efficiency to a lawyer’s practice and duty of competent representation. The fly in the ointment, however, is the issue of confidentiality regarding client data that has litigators rightly concerned about…

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Inside the FTC: Data Security Battles and Hunt for Identity Thieves

Inside the FTC: Data Security Battles and Hunt for Identity Thieves 150 150 nextpointguest

Nextpoint’s Expert Witness is a feature offering insights from lawyers, technologists, law enforcement, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people influencing our industry and world. Check back regularly for thought-provoking expert opinions.   EXPERT WITNESS: Steve Wernikoff   Nextpoint recently spoke with Steve Wernikoff, attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Chicago who specializes in consumer protection…

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Forget Defensible Deletion. Think Defensible Storage.

Forget Defensible Deletion. Think Defensible Storage. 150 150 Jason Krause

Defensible deletion is one of those topics lawyers have been hearing about a lot lately. Unfortunately, it’s also a subject that just means headaches for lawyers. Just this week, a poorly run deletion policy has had an enormous and possibly devastating affect on a major lawsuit. A Federal judge has hit Samsung with an adverse…

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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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