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Cybersecurity: You can't afford to ignore it anymore

In late March, newspapers confirmed that a Russian hacker named "Oleras" targeted 48 law firms (most of which are Am Law 100 firms). Oleras planned to hack these firms to secure confidential and highly valuable insider...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Law Firms Victim to Data Breaches"

Recently, reports surfaced that multiple law firms have fallen victim to data breaches, prompting class action litigation against the firms for exposing their clients' information. Law firms house a great deal of highly...more

Putting a Wrap on LegalTech New York 2016

Last week wrapped up LegalTech New York 2016, as thousands of professionals across the legal sector descended upon the Hilton New York for three days’ worth of meetings, information, keynotes and plenary sessions. As the...more

2015 Year in Review: Top Five Stories for In-house Counsel

One of our priorities is tracking the big issues affecting in-house counsel, and since 2015 seems to be the year of the “Top __ List,” we thought it would be fun to jump on that bandwagon too. It’s helpful to understand your...more

Untrusted Advisor: How Your Law Firm May Fail to Protect Your Data

In recent years, the prevalence of data and information security breaches at major corporations have become increasingly more commonplace. While general awareness may be increasing, many companies are still neglecting to...more

How to prevent data theft from lost devices

Technology can be a blessing and a curse for attorneys. While technology enables attorneys to be able to conduct business on the go, it also puts client and firm data at risk. In the United States, someone loses a cellphone...more

Perla: LegalTech Startups Can't Fix BigLaw's Cyber-Security Problems [Video]

Mar. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Perla, president of Bloomberg Law, talks with Lee Pacchia about his vision for the future of the company, BigLaw's response to cyber-security threats and the prospects for the legal...more

Ethical Issues Implicated by Lawyers’ Use of Third-Party Cloud Services

Law firms increasingly turn to “cloud services” for processing and storing confidential client information because of their greater flexibility and efficiency. Use of “the cloud,” however, outsources the administration,...more

Copyright Law and the Fight Against Revenge Porn: Q&A With David Bateman of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project

In-depth Q&A with attorney David A. Bateman about the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which Bateman co-founded last year with K&L Gates colleague Elisa J. D'Amico to help victims of revenge porn. We wanted to learn...more

Make These 4 Assumptions about Cybersecurity

It has been clear for some time that cybercrime isn’t an outlier in the spectrum of corporate risk. Yet many organizations have been slow to wake up to that reality, or having awoken, are unsure of what steps to take to...more

HIPAA For Lawyers And Law Firms: What you need to know to prevent your law firm from paying MILLION$

For years now lawyers and law firms providing professional services to health care providers or health insurance plans should have had in place essential safeguards to meet the responsibilities and requirements as business...more

Court Reporters Need Strong Passwords

My bank recently sent me a document with “Techniques for creating strong passwords.” Reading through it my first thought was, “This would be great information for my colleagues.” Court reporters protect private, sensitive...more

Fun with Facebook

In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore. On deck for this blog post we have three good ones...more

The Nitty-Gritty on Facebook Over-Sharing

Why People are Careless about Internet Privacy - If you are like me, you have probably wondered why people choose to share so much about themselves and their families on Facebook. Why do people treat the social media...more

Beyond the Cloud: How to BYOD, Step 1

Moving data to the cloud has been the critical data security challenge confronting organizations in the past few years. With the cloud transition well underway, the spotlight has turned to securing end-user devices like...more

Lawyers in the Cloud

"Lawyers in the Cloud" explains the cloud storage system, risks, and how to assess whether to use large private systems or public systems like DropBox. From the July/August 2012 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin....more

Security Standards for Legal Technology: What Are They, Exactly?

Things happen at places like the ABATechshow that make you feel like you are experiencing the future unfold right in the moment. Nothing like watching planes crash into the World Trade Center or the devastation of Japan’s...more

Where's my Blackberry? UK data protection for lawyers

UK data protection has come of age with large fines levied for the first time and a well-publicised leak from a law firm. Is your law firm compliant with data protection standards?...more

Legal Implications of Cloud Computing -- Ethics

It is time to talk about cloud computing and ethics. Yes, ethics. Historically, lawyers and technologists lived in different worlds. The lawyers were over here, and IT was over there. Here's the reality: Technology -...more

Cloud Computing and Virtual Law Practice

This manuscript was submitted as material for a Presidential CLE program at the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting. The panel discussion, hosted by the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, covered cloud computing and virtual law practice,...more

Moving Your Practice into the Cloud

Web-based technologies are part of an exciting new frontier aimed at delivering efficient, accessible, and affordable products and services to their clients. The rapid advance of web- or cloud-based technologies has opened up...more

Lawyers Beware: Take action now to protect healthcare information or risk stiff penalties!

Beginning February 17, 2010,lawyers who represent clients in the healthcare industry face new statutory obligations to take affirmative steps to ensure the privacy of their clients’ patient information when it is transmitted...more

SaaS Security: Can You Trust Your Data in the Cloud?

The shift from desktop- and server-based software to what is alternately referred to as “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) or “the cloud” is one of the most significant transitions to occur in computing in the last 20 years....more

Criminal Defense Challenges in Computer Forensics

Computer forensic techniques may be unfairly applied in order to tip the scales of justice in the direction of prosecution. Particular areas that are known to be problematic for defense experts include: erroneous allegations...more

10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Legal Software-as-a-Service

In this document we aim to demystify the concept of Software-as-a-Service and educate attorneys on how to evaluate the suitability of available solutions for their practice. Topics addressed include an overall description...more

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