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The Dark Net: Where Attorneys' Information Is Bought & Sold

While the visible Internet is vast, the websites that you regularly access on your web browser represent only a fraction of what’s truly available online. There is, in fact, a significant section of the Interne... Eric Pesale   |     09 Aug 2017

Wells Fargo's Data Debacle Shows Why Lawyers Are Abandoning Risky Technology

It’s every attorney’s nightmare: a notice you’ve accidentally handed over unprotected confidential information. To claw the information back, you’re forced to file an affidavit explaining how you failed to revi... Casey C. Sullivan   |     03 Aug 2017

Hackers Breach the Wall, Invade Westeros: Why Lawyers Should Pay Attention

The world of “Game of Thrones” has been invaded, pillaged, and laid to waste, but not by any Dothraki invaders, incestuous Lannisters, or Night King. By hackers. Unscrupulous cyberattackers, presumably bearing ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     01 Aug 2017

Now Available: Webinar on Ransomware and the Future of Law Firm Cybersecurity

As the legal industry is becoming increasingly aware, law firms are prime targets for cyberattacks. After all, they gather together clients’ most sensitive information, often with less-than-stellar protections.... Casey C. Sullivan   |     28 Jul 2017

Rise of Cryptocurrencies Could Pose Problems for eDiscovery

Welcome to the age of Bitcoin.  And Ether.  And Monero.  With roughly 970 cryptocurrencies currently circulating in the digital nethersphere, forms of payment that were once favored by cybercriminals and TOR ne... Eric Pesale   |     27 Jul 2017

Wells Fargo’s Discovery Disaster: Bank Accidentally Releases Info on Wealthiest Clients

The discovery process is particularly susceptible to data breaches, as we’ve written once or twice or three times before. Discovery, after all, involves collecting, reviewing, and exchanging extremely high-valu... Casey C. Sullivan   |     25 Jul 2017

Ransomware & the Future of Law Firm Cybersecurity: Webinar With Brian Focht and Olga Mack

This summer has been the Summer of Ransomware. In May, the Wannacry ransomware program swept the globe, infecting as many as 200 million devices. Most of the U.S. was spared, but it was a brief reprieve. Casey C. Sullivan   |     19 Jul 2017

Major Cybersecurity Firm Banned by Feds Amid Russia Fears

A major cybersecurity firm has been removed from the list of vendors approved for use by federal agencies amid concerns over its relationship with the Russian government. The Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab was deli... Casey C. Sullivan   |     19 Jul 2017
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