Law Firm Mobile Security Best Practices

Like most businesses, law firms have seen an increased mobile workforce in recent years. Mobile access increases employees’ ability to communicate with clients and coworkers quickly, as well as access documents on the run. But it also raises security concerns. Incorporate law firm mobile security best practices to protect sensitive business and client data. 1. Employ Mobile Device Management (MDM) The industry offers a host of MDM options to help your law firm get a handle on mobile security. Choose an MDM system that allows you to specify which devices can access the network, as well as what applications they…

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Create a modern IT strategy as your CIO role evolves

used with permission from Tektonika (HP) by Rose de Fremery As an IT leader, your job is growing more challenging by the day. Your IT strategy must be sophisticated and agile, balancing digital transformation priorities with security imperatives—and you probably have to stick to a lean budget too. What are the non-negotiable priorities you absolutely must include? Here’s a look at some of the most important IT issues that a modern CIO or CTO must tackle and why they matter to your success. 1. Enable digital maturity Digital transformation may be the buzzword phrase of the moment, but there’s a…

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8 Law Firm Cyber Security Best Practices

In 2015, an anonymous source leaked 11.5 million documents stolen from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The client information included in the leak affected over 200,000 entities in more than forty countries. Incidents like this highlight the need for a focus on law firm cyber Security. The law firm closed because of the scandal, which also resulted in the resignation of various high government officials. Just one year later, news reports broke that hackers had stolen information from as many as 48 major law firms, using that information to gain millions of dollars through insider trading. I could go…

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Document Management Essentials for Law Firms

Documentation forms the core of every legal case, from photos and emails to briefs and depositions. Keeping that information organized, secure and searchable not only improves efficiency but also minimizes the chance for malpractice. For law firms, effective document management is critical to success. Consider the repercussions of misplacing a critical email or file, for example. Or imagine the effect of a security breach on an active case. The fallout could be disastrous for both your legal firm and for your clients. Implementing the right document management solution protects your organization and delivers powerful tools for collaboration. Vital Document Management…

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Law Firms Migrating to the Cloud Successfully

We recently invited Attorneys to answer three questions about law firms migrating to the cloud:  Why do law firms delay migration to the cloud? Is cloud data security for law firms better or worse than in-house security? and, What should law firms look for in a cloud services provider? The firms who responded below have successfully moved to the cloud. Thus, consider their informative opinions on migrating to the cloud, cloud data security and choosing a cloud services provider. Improve Network Equipment and Bandwidth First Thomas J. Simeone of Simeone & Miller, LLP, responded: There are three primary reasons our…

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3 Technology Trends That Can Transform the Legal World

The hospitality industry is replacing room service with virtual assistants and farmers are trading in their almanacs for algorithms, but the legal vertical seems hesitant to move forward without reading the fine print. It makes sense that an industry predicated upon handwritten signatures and careful consideration is slow to embrace today’s automated, instantaneous culture, but some concepts demand a retrial.Here are three technological tools that are criminally underused in the legal world—and how they can transform your law firm or legal department. Artificial intelligence (AI) In the age of Big Data, the average person produces an estimated 2.5 exabytes of…

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Is Your Business Ready for GDPR?

In May 2018, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is due to take effect. We in the United States may think that it doesn’t apply to us. But, if you sell to customers in the European Union (think about Internet sales) it does. And, after venting your frustration over new and complicated regulations, you need to take steps to be ready for GDPR. The GDPR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the EU, or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents….

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eMazzanti Technologies to Show Legal IT Security Solutions at Legaltech 2018 New York

NYC area legal IT consultant to offer cloud migration, Legal IT Security solutions and application support at largest legal technology event of the year Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) January 25, 2018 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT consultant and legal IT security expert, announced today that it will be attending and exhibiting at Legaltech 2018, part of Legalweek New York. The legal industry technology conference will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown, January 30 – February 1, 2018. Law firms seeking enhanced data security, migration of core legal line-of-business applications to the cloud and…

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Protecting Your Business with e-Discovery

During litigation, there is a process called “discovery,” in which individuals or businesses exchange information relevant to their case. Before the digital era, this was a costly, cumbersome ordeal that mainly depended on paper documents that were not always readily available. Nowadays, discovery usually takes place electronically, and is referred to as “e-discovery.” Important information can be organized and arranged in a variety of media, including word processing files, spreadsheets, videos, PDFs, and emails. These types of documents are known as Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and play a crucial role during trial. Why should businesses be prepared? Like most technology,…

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The Importance of Cyber Security for Law Firms

The Importance of Cyber Security for Law Firms Few industries handle as much sensitive material on a daily basis as the legal vertical—or have as much to lose if a cyber attack occurs. Law firms are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, and hackers are only growing more sophisticated in their methods of attack. If your cyber security is not up to the challenge of keeping them out, you leave your firm—and your clients—at risk. Any cyber attack, regardless of magnitude, is worrisome. A large-scale breach can be devastating. If your firm’s computer systems are damaged or disabled for even a day,…

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