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Why the ISO 27001:2013 Certification Matters to Law Firms

Why the ISO 27001 2013 Certification Matters to Law Firms

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. If the alphabet soup of information technology industry standards makes your head hurt – SSAE 16, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 9001 – you’re not alone. It’s easy to get confused by all of the combinations of ... Read More »

Infographic: Cybersecurity Stats for Legal Tech

Infographic Cybersecurity Stats and Facts for Inside and Outside Counsel-header

The cybersecurity stats and facts are adding up. A few years ago IT security was a minor inconvenience and extra investment, according to the team at Adam Smith, Esq: “It’s not necessarily about who wants your stuff….But the danger to a law firm is not just about your data “stuff,” it’s also about keeping your law firm running and your ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: Why Law Firms are at Cybersecurity Risk

Oops says the End User and Law Firm Cybersecurity

Law firms “may not be the primary target” of cybersecurity attacks, according to a compelling presentation published online by Accellis Technology, a certified LexisNexis consultant, titled: Law Firm Cybersecurity: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Data. The presentation is this week’s Friday Share and is embedded nearby. Firms are at risk for maintaining “tremendous amount of highly confidential information and information.”  The ... Read More »

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In a recent survey of its members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), which provides information resources to more than 15,000 corporate directors in the U.S., found that just 11 percent of corporate directors believe their boards have ... Read More »

6 Questions and Answers: Big Views on Big Law Tech

6 Questions and Answers Big Views on Big Law Tech

For the better part of a couple decades, Matt Thompson has worked with large law firms to implement sizable technology projects in support of smarter business development – and has a wealth of tech experience beyond it. Today his role centers on leading a Client Success Team Program and we managed to get a hold of him in-between client conference ... Read More »

6 Key Ingredients to a Law Firm Data Security Plan

6 Key Ingredients to a Law Firm Data Security Plan

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In spite of all the (misguided) jokes and caricatures of lawyers in our society, the fact is that the practice of law in America has always been rooted in a strong sense of ethical conduct. From the required curriculum ... Read More »

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English

Some 70% of data breaches involve laptops and portable devices.  Ten percent of mobile phones are stolen during their useful life.  In 2013 nearly a million and a half smart phones were lost. Where lawyers are going increasingly mobile, those statistics make strong case for encryption according to John Simek and David G. Reis.  The two gentlemen co-presented an ABA ... Read More »

4 Certs Legal Should Ensure Managed Services Providers Have

4 Security-Related Certifications Law Firm Managed Services Providers Should Have

Note:  The following is a guest post from Jeff Norris who leads architecture and security for the LexisNexis Managed Services business. Over the past couple of years, the legal industry has seen a growing trend of corporate counsel and their outside law firms choosing to contract with managed services providers for handling litigation data. Managed service providers provide an environment ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  Small Law Cloud Best Practices

Cloud Best Practices for Small Law

The conversation about cloud computing for law firms has changed, according to a recent panel at LegalTech NY.  It’s no longer a question of is the cloud secure, but rather a question of how we can make it more secure. In order to improve on an idea, small law must have a baseline understanding of the cloud.  We recently spotted ... Read More »

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal-1

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Executives from some of the nation’s leading law firms and large corporate legal departments shared insights this afternoon regarding major cybersecurity threats they’re confronting and what the legal community needs to do in order to successfully deal with the ... Read More »