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When Phishers Steal From a Deal, Who’s Left on the Hook?

When phishers jump into a deal, running off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in intercepted funds, which party is left on the hook? One recent case out of Ohio provides some insight. The case, Beau Townsen... Casey C. Sullivan   |     10 Oct 2017

Faulty Spam Filter Costs Firm $394,000

“I didn’t get the email,” is never an acceptable excuse. It’s doubly unacceptable when it’s in response to a judge’s order assessing attorneys’ fees. But that’s exactly what a Florida law firm was left arguing ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     27 Sep 2017

Are Sloppy Metadata Practices Putting You at Risk?

If you’re not paying attention to the metadata in your public files, you may be giving cybercriminals an open invitation to hack into your law firm’s servers. While cybercriminals use a number of methods to byp... Eric Pesale   |     21 Sep 2017

Updated Criminal Procedure Rule Allows Government to Remote-Hack Computers

Whether they’re threatening to spill the deets on the Game of Thrones finale or pilfering confidential BigLaw client data for insider trading, cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated methods to wrea... Eric Pesale   |     06 Sep 2017

Law Firm Hands Over $500k to Email Scammers

Attorneys in Los Angeles Superior Court heard an unusual warning from the bench recently: don’t hand over your cash to hackers. Last week, Judge John Shepard Wiley warned lawyers that their colleagues had been ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     31 Aug 2017

What’s Scarier: Hackers, Human Error, or Cersei Lannister?

In the world of Westeros, the mythical land of HBO’s Game of Thrones* the Three-Eyed Raven can see all, past, present, and future: whether the Lannisters are put down once and for all, what happened to the Firs... Casey C. Sullivan   |     21 Aug 2017

Cybersecurity Job Demand: a Double-Edged Sword?

Cybersecurity concerns continue to preoccupy businesses, driving demand for skilled professionals, and for good reason. A successful cyberattack can be devastating, whether you’re a small HVAC supplier or the p... Casey C. Sullivan   |     18 Aug 2017

A Growing Consensus on Data Breach Litigation?

Data breaches are common and expensive. When a breach is discovered, companies can easily spend millions notifying affected customers, covering credit monitoring and identity theft services, and conducting fore... Casey C. Sullivan   |     17 Aug 2017
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