22 Jan

New York’s Updated SHIELD Act: Data Security Laws Grow Bolder

Perhaps most interesting, the law allows fines simply because an entity does not have reasonable data safeguards in place, even if no breach has actually occurred.

29 Oct

How to Respond to Security Audits: For Small and Mid-Sized Firms

Security Audits Trouble Small Law Firms As cybersecurity audits from corporate clients become commonplace, smaller firms are feeling the brunt. “Now they want screenshots.” “Longtime clients are asking for them.” “There’s just no way.” These were some of the things we heard recently in conversations at a conference for leaders of small law firms. Security Read more…

25 Sep

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Are Now FINRA and SEC Compliant

FINRA, the SEC, and Office 365 You may already know all about FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, as it is the largest independent regulator of security firms in America, responsible for governing business between brokers, dealers, and the investing public. But most people know FINRA as a behemoth that has enforced penalties levied to Read more…

31 Jul

Who’s in Your Wallet? Here’s What to Do About the Capital One Hack

Capital One announced a massive data breach yesterday. Approximately 100 million people in the United States and six million more in Canada are affected. About 140,000 Social Security numbers, one million Canadian Social Insurance numbers, and 80,000 bank account numbers are compromised. Here’s what to do about the Capital One hack. If you’re a Capital Read more…

31 Jul

What is Azure Information Protection (AIP)?

Though iterations of the solution have existed for a few years now, I predict that Azure Information Protection is about to catch on as the leading information rights management solution. I will be demoing AIP with my colleague Jeff Silverman at ILTACON 2019. Click here to sign up for “AIP Protecting VIP Data: Now with Read more…

26 Jun

Critical iManage Patch Released for Security Vulnerability

iManage released a critical update today with a fix for an iManage Work Server security vulnerability. We are recommending that firms apply the patch installer on all iManage on-premises environments with Work Servers running 9.5 R2 through 10.1.3. Environments currently running 10.2.0 will need to upgrade to a new build ( This new build will Read more…

12 Jun

Why Lawyers Should Take Windows 7 End-of-Support Seriously

As IT consultants for attorneys, we are all for making your technology purchases last. Windows 7, unfortunately, can’t be one of them. As of January 2020, Windows 7 will no longer receive security patches. If you are still running it next year, you will be actively posing a risk to your clients’ data. In 2017, Read more…

10 Apr

5 Ways to Know if You Are a Data Security Risk

When we help law firms implement security programs, we take the expected technical measures: we plug up holes in the network, apply encryption where necessary, install monitoring solutions, and so on. But the most important aspect of any security program, user training and awareness, is also the one that is hardest to control with any Read more…

08 Apr

NetDocuments to Discontinue Support of Internet Explorer

Say goodbye to Internet Explorer and ActiveX! ActiveX control has been used for years to connect desktops to NetDocuments’ web technologies in Internet Explorer. In March of 2019, NetDocuments released ndClick, the successor to ActiveX. The release of ndClick meant the eventual end of ActiveX updates. On March 31, 2020, NetDocuments will no longer be Read more…

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