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Now is the time to prepare your law firm for the growing Corona virus epidemic.
In response to the current public health emergency, state and local governments across the country are requiring employees to work remotely to reduce the spread of the Corona Virus. Soon, this will be the case in South Florida too.

Legal Computer Consultants can help your law firm develop an emergency plan that includes technology solutions for remote access and communication strategies to ensure your employees, partners and clients have the essential information and tools they need.

How to prepare your law firm:

    1. COMMUNICATE an emergency plan: All businesses should have a written emergency plan that outlines how employees should communicate with managers, where they can receive updated information about business hours and employee expectations, how to secure corporate assets and respond to customer requirements, and more. The plan should be distributed, giving staff the opportunity to address any specific concerns.

    2. TEST remote work options: Consider off-premise collaboration tools for employees. Employ telephone solutions that include voice, video conferencing and messaging to keep employees working effectively. In addition, provide managers the training they need to manage their teams remotely and clear guidance on what they should expect from remote workers. Confirm your entire staff can concurrently access information they need to respond to customer demands remotely, including encrypted data.

    3. SECURE your network and backup data: Responding to an emergency highlights the importance of implementing strong cybersecurity solutions and training your staff on ways to protect company data and assets.

    4. DEPLOY collaboration and communication tools: Improving remote work abilities is possible with the help of cloud-based collaboration tools. Whether team members use a tablet, mobile devices or desktop computers, employees can continue to stay connected and remain productive even when they’re not in the office.

    The time to act is now!
    Contact Legal Computer Consultants today to discuss how we can support your emergency planning efforts.

    Stay safe and let us know if LCC can help prepare your law firm.

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CNN reports that Microsoft sends another warning: Update Windows now to fix critical security issues

Microsoft issued two emergency Windows updates Monday to protect against “critical” and “important” vulnerabilities impacting Internet Explorer and Windows Defender, the anti-virus software.

The Internet Explorer flaw, which affects versions 9, 10 and 11, could enable attackers to gain the same user rights as the current user and infect a computer. Although Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer with the Edge browser in Windows 10, the software is still pre-installed on all versions of Windows.

The Windows Defender bug makes it possible for a remote attacker to take over a target system and prevent legitimate users from using the software.

Users must install the security update for Internet Explorer manually as Microsoft (MSFT) will not release an updated scan file until the next security release in October 2020, but the update for Windows Defender will be installed automatically.

Recently there have been complaints from users about Windows updates breaking and slowing computers, which could deter users from installing the updates. However, Gartner analyst Peter Firstbrook told CNN Business that users should go ahead with the updates because a blue screen is much easier to cleanup than an attack.

“From a security perspective, you’re much better off to stay current and stay with the latest updates,” Firstbrook said.

Although it might seem like bad updates are a common occurrence, Firstbrook said attacks are actually more frequent. Bad updates typically receive more user reaction compared to attacks that occur when users don’t install updates.

The latest security threats come just a little over a month after the company warned Windows 10 users to update their operating systems due to two potentially “wormable” vulnerabilities.