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New Year, New Security Measures

January 19th, 2014

Protect Your Business From McAfee’s Predicted Security Threats.

If you’re wondering what security threats to look out for in the New Year, McAfee released its security predictions for 2014. The report states that:

Mobile devices will be a the biggest target for attackers,
Ransomware is quickly becoming more sophisticated, and
Social sites are being leveraged to steal users’ financial information.

Defend Yourself When Using Information Technology.

January 19th, 2014

IT has transformed today’s law firm.  Attorneys can now use technology to quickly and efficiently obtain and share legal information to boost their firm’s overall productivity. As the managing partner of your firm, you must know how to use technology without compromising clients’ confidential information.

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.