data security

Legal software Canada and California expansion

Nextpoint Expands Secure Data Hosting to New Regions Across North America

Nextpoint Expands Secure Data Hosting to New Regions Across North America 1200 700 Elizabeth Guthrie

Nextpoint launches new developments for legal software in Canada and California amidst recent changes to data privacy and security laws. In May 2022, Nextpoint will begin hosting data on AWS servers in California and Canada, in addition to our current location on the East Coast. This will ensure our users can meet data privacy standards…

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Ransomware Attack Cybersecurity

A Message on Cybersecurity from CEO, Rakesh Madhava

A Message on Cybersecurity from CEO, Rakesh Madhava 1920 1280 Rakesh Madhava

To All Nextpoint Clients: After the news that Epiq Global had suffered a ransomware attack, it is appropriate that many will have data security at top of mind, and may be curious about Nextpoint security provisioning. Our sincere sympathies go out to our clients who have been affected as well as to the staff of…

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security for attorneys

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online 1000 667 Michael Beumer

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. SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed products. But, users share some basic responsibility for keeping client data secure. As an attorney, this is part…

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4 Critical Law Firm Data Security Tips

4 Critical Law Firm Data Security Tips 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 in law firm data security is…

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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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Data Security: 6 Important Takeaways From The Sony Hack

Data Security: 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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Data Security Ethical Obligations for Litigators : Four things to tell your clients

Data Security Ethical Obligations for Litigators : Four things to tell your clients 1920 1280 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 matters…

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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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Sensationalism and Cloud Computing

Sensationalism and Cloud Computing 150 150 Nextpoint

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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