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Simple Security Tips To Protect Your Law Firm’s Confidential Data

January 18th, 2014

Most law firms are beginning to recognize the importance of strong data security practices, especially as breaches have become more common in the past few years. Data loss and theft can lead to substantial financial penalties and reputational damage. It’s critical to implement proper security measures to avoid a potential data breach.

Breaking IT News: Microsoft Announces They Will Provide Anti-Malware For XP Through July 14, 2015. However It Will Still Be Risky To Use.

January 17th, 2014

(January 17, 2014) — Microsoft announced yesterday that it will continue to provide anti-malware for Windows XP through July 14, 2015. However, it’s still important to note that after April 8, 2014:

Microsoft will technically stop supporting the Windows XP operating system.

Educational Institutions Must Comply With FERPA When Using Technology.

January 17th, 2014

Educational institutions around the world process and store student information using various forms of technologies. Technological advancements bring with them productivity and efficiency capabilities. However, they also bring important security concerns regarding confidential student information.

Always Use Private Browsing Mode To Conduct Online Financial Transactions.

January 15th, 2014

Every major browser offers some type of private browsing mode:

On Safari and Firefox, it’s called Private Browsing.
On Google Chrome, it’s called Incognito Mode.
On Internet Explorer, it’s called InPrivate.

These modes are designed to keep your online activity safe from prying eyes.

Obsolete Technologies Your Law Firm Should Replace In 2014

January 15th, 2014

With technology advancements, older types of technology are fast becoming obsolete for today’s law firms. When ringing in the New Year consider replacing older technologies with new ones.

Traditional Fax Machines

While some employees still insist on using fax machines, virtual fax services are the preferred choice for law firms today.

Neiman Marcus Confirms Security Breach Over The Holiday Shopping Season.

January 14th, 2014

After Target Corp. revealed its data breach, — Neiman Marcus confirmed that cybercriminals also stole their customers’ payment card information over the holiday season. This is the second retailer that suffered a cyber-security attack during this time period!   
Neiman Marcus was notified by its credit card processor about the unauthorized payment activity in mid-December.