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Hurricane Preparation for Small Law Firms

Dorian has passed Miami… did you feel your law office was prepared? Early hurricane preparation will improve your firm’s ability to get back to business. Tips you can do before a hurricane strikes: Develop communications procedures to inform staff of office closure status.  Create a “phone tree” to communicate when the office will re-open. Test […]

Windows 7 Support is ending!

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop offering security patches and dates for Windows 7.  After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will continue to operate but without support or new security updates.  Your Windows 7 operating system will continue to operate after support ends. However, your business will be highly susceptible to cyberattacks.  Hackers are […]

Security update recommendation – MFA for iPhones using Office 365

Microsoft has fixed multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Office 365 on iPhones! Law offices that were early adopters of Office 365 did not have a reliable way to enable multi-factor authentication for iPhones.  Subsequently, these customers were given very long ‘app passwords’ to be used as a ‘backup password’ and maintained by the Office 365 administrator.  […]

Cyber Security Policy template for Law Firms and Legal Professionals

CYBER SECURITY POLICY KEEP CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION SECURE Our employer is implementing cyber-security policies and best practices to improve security of our computer network and confidential work product. Please review carefully, implement each policy immediately, print and sign this policy statement and return to administration immediately. The employer provides network, communications systems, equipment, devices and access […]

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365 for Law Firms

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is an external extra layer of protection offered by Microsoft Office 365 (before email gets to your office) added above the current virus protection and malware. • ATP provides “zero-day” protection versus the current automatically scheduled updates • ATP scrubs attachments before they get to your mailbox. • Once deployed, you […]

Cyber Alerts: Risk Mitigation for Law Firms

Law Firms are increasingly being targeted and computer networks are being penetrated, stealing intellectual property, and compromising client-privileged data. The “Know the Risk, Raise Your Shield” materials are featured on NCSC’s website at https://www.dni.gov/ncsc/knowtherisk/tools/ Risks include: social engineering, social media deception, spear-phishing, mobile device safety, and foreign travel risks.