29 Nov

SECURITY AWARENESS: Top 10 Security Threats for Users During the Holidays

We’d like to share some helpful safety tips from our Security Awareness partner, Knowbe4 Phishing scams are skyrocketing, especially driven by deals and rebate offers. Don’t open any attachments or click on links appearing to be from trusted vendors you shop with. Go directly to the website of the vendor looking for the sales and Read more…

01 Aug

Windows Server 2008 End of Support: What It Means and How to Deal With It

Windows Server 2008 will reach end of support in early 2020 Windows 7 is not the only Microsoft product hurtling towards its end. Extended support for Server 2008 will expire on the same date, January 14, 2020, which may pose an even bigger security risk than end of support for the desktop OS, especially to Read more…

24 Jul

Is the Cloud Safe for Law Firms?

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2018, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. Authored by Nina Lukina of Kraft Kennedy. Addressing common concerns about privacy, compliance, and connectivity Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for about a decade. Today many law firms Read more…

19 Jun

Check Your Local Administrator Account’s Status with Microsoft LAPS

In the past, Kraft Kennedy has blogged about using Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) as a tool to “mitigate the risk of a Pass the Hash (PtH) credential replay attack, in which a malicious entity obtains a random user’s password hash and attempts to log on using the hash instead of entering the plaintext Read more…

12 Jun

As Windows 7 Approaches End-of-Life, Security Problems Await

December 31, 2019 may seem far away. But if you are still running Windows 7, it is quickly approaching and there is much to do before that date, which marks the official end-of-life for the operating system. What Happens If I Do Nothing? First, you will no longer receive security patches. If your firm is on Read more…

22 Feb

Do You See What I See? A Preview of Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer for Windows 10 Telemetry

Over the last few releases of Windows 10 there have been questions and, to some extent, concerns about the telemetry that Windows 10 gathers and relays back to Microsoft. Last year Microsoft released more details about the data collected from the early versions of Windows 10. With the release of Creators Update, Microsoft provided more Read more…

10 Jan

Meltdown and Spectre in the Cloud DMS

Meltdown and Spectre have been all over the news recently, and rightfully so. If you aren’t familiar, here’s a good explainer by Wired magazine: A Critical Intel Flaw Breaks Basic Security for Most Computers. If you’re too lazy to read the whole article, here’s the gist: “Meltdown allows malicious programs to gain access to higher-privileged parts Read more…

02 Jan

Ask KK: Password Management for Law Firms

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, November/December 2017, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.   My firm has an annoying but duly cautious password policy that means I’m juggling new passwords every 90 days, on top of all the ones I need for Read more…

28 Nov

What’s Hiding in Your Documents: the Dangers of Metadata

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, October 2017, Vol. 89, No. 8, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.   Click to download the PDF   Have you ever repurposed a contract or other largely boilerplate document by changing some names, dates, and a few other specifics? We’ve all done it, and Read more…

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