09 May

What I Learned in Security Essentials Bootcamp

When it comes to security, it’s easy to fall into the trap of delegating everything to security professionals. Ultimately, a firm cannot successfully protect itself without everyone’s cooperation, from the CEO to the secretaries. At the beginning of the year, I attended SANS SEC401 (Security Essentials Bootcamp Style), and I have to say, I was impressed. Read more…

15 Jul

Security Training: Why Learning Security Best Practices is in Everyone’s Best Interest

We have often been there, casually checking e-mail, sipping on a hot cup of coffee or tea, and suddenly, a Nigerian Prince needs your help to finance his trip to the United States, which can only be achieved with your banking information. Or maybe John Smith, the “new IT guy,” calls and says he really needs Read more…

03 Feb

Getting a Security Audit? Is Your Firm Ready?

Over the last couple years there has been a steady increase in the number of law firms that have been required to participate in a security audit by a potential or existing client. Let’s face it. No-one likes an audit. But they happen and it’s best to be prepared. Red flags raised during a law firm security Read more…

10 Sep

Q & A With Kraft Kennedy CTO Marcus Bluestein

Cyber security seems to be the topic du jour in technology, the way the “Cloud” was several years ago. But what exactly does the term refer to, and why should we be concerned with it? As Kraft Kennedy was preparing to launch its new Information Security and Governance practice group, Kraft Kennedy CTO Marcus Bluestein shared his thoughts on this important Read more…

21 Mar

Overcoming In-House Myopia with Technology Assessments

A recent study reveals that many financial executives have little confidence in their IT investments or in their ability to evaluate the success of their IT ventures. Meade Monger, the managing director at AlixPartners, the firm that conducted the survey together with CFO research, concluded that “The message from CFOs and other senior finance executives is loud Read more…

13 Mar

Why IT is Losing Control

A recent survey of 60 Fortune 500 companies found that only 25% of their technology initiatives carried out in the past year were initiated by IT. Researchers portrayed this as a sharp decline from previous years. The other 75% of IT projects were introduced and advocated by business leaders like CFOs and CMOs. This raises Read more…

06 Mar

Mobile Device Management May Become a Necessity for Legal IT

The front page of the New York Times’ website on Monday featured a topic that’s becoming acutely familiar to legal CIOs and IT managers. “Where Apps Meet work, Secret Data Is at Risk,” addresses the disappearing divide between work and personal data on mobile devices and the attendant attempts by IT managers to wrangle the Read more…

28 Feb

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make with Legal Technologies

Corporate legal departments should upgrade their technology while being careful and well-informed. This recommendation comes from a recent report issued by the Corporate Executive Board, which offered advice on how corporate legal departments can improve their efficiency. The recommendation acknowledges the value of new technology while reflecting the importance of making technology investments with adequate, Read more…

21 Feb

Keeping Up with Legal Technology with an RSS Reader

Keeping abreast of all the important developments in an industry is a daunting task. RSS readers provide an efficient way to keep up with trends in legal technology, as well as the doings of vendors, competitors, and collaborators, and can very well be a source of inspiration for some strategic thinking for your firm.  RSS stands for Read more…

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