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Your Password Policies Could Be All Wrong

It’s probably time to rethink your approach to passwords. If you’ve been requiring complex rules for new passwords and frequent password changes, you might be doing things all wrong. Such practices may no longe... Casey C. Sullivan   |     25 May 2017

Why the ABA’s New Email Ethics Opinion Isn’t Just About Email

Earlier this month, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 477, addressing attorneys’ obligation to safeguard client information when using email and electr... Casey C. Sullivan   |     24 May 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   |     19 May 2017

When You Fall Victim to a Cyberattack, Will Your Insurer Pay?

It’s late in the afternoon and an all-night rush to meet a deadline looms ahead. Then a message pops up on your screen, letting you know you’re the victim of a ransomware attack: “Oops,” it says, “your files ha... Casey C. Sullivan   |     18 May 2017

Could Your Ego Get You Hacked?

This weekend saw one of the most ambitious, and successful, cyberattacks in history: Hundreds of thousands of infected computers were held hostage by WannaCry, a ransomware program that spread across the globe,... Casey C. Sullivan   |     16 May 2017

Five Online Tools Lawyers Can Use to Test Their Data Security

In the wake of recent BigLaw data breaches and data security lawsuits, clients are starting to demand more from law firms when it comes to protecting their data. This is becoming an especially important issue f... Eric Pesale   |     03 May 2017

Wordpress hacks expose law firms' cyber-disconnect - and, perhaps, client data

Earlier this month, users of the popular Wordpress CMS were advised to upgrade to the latest version of the software to patch "an undisclosed critical vulnerability." At the sound of that dogwhistle, hackers po... Robert Hilson   |     17 Feb 2017

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Lawyer About Data Security

A post published yesterday on suggests that law firms may not be the safe havens for information that clients believe them to be. Similar stories have recently appeared in Inside Counsel and the Nationa... Robert Hilson   |     10 Feb 2017
2017 eDiscovery Mid-Year Review

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