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Defending Your Law Firm Against Cyber Threats

April 8, 2024 | Cyber Security

Defending Your Law Firm Against Cyber Threats: A Comprehensive Guide

In an increasingly digitized world, law firms are prime targets for sophisticated cyber threats that can result in substantial financial losses and reputational damage. Recently, a prominent law firm, esteemed for its client-centric approach, found itself ensnared in a meticulously planned cyberattack. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the perilous landscape of cyberspace and underscores the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures within the legal profession.

Understanding Business Read More

Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack: 10 Lessons Learned

April 2, 2024 | Cyber Security

Why does it matter to you?

In February of 2024, Change Healthcare, a prominent player in the healthcare industry, fell victim to a ransomware attack that sent shockwaves through its systems and networks.  The incident highlights the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures and vigilance across all organizations, no matter of their size.   

How they did it – Anatomy of the Attack 

Exploiting Weaknesses – The attackers meticulously identified vulnerabilities within Change Healthcare’s infrastructure. The weaknesses ranged from outdated software Read More

FTC Proposes Strengthening Children’s Privacy Rule

March 28, 2024 | Compliance Cyber Security Privacy

Important Context

On January 11, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would fortify the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This move underscores a significant shift in the regulatory landscape, aiming to address the use of children’s data by companies and to enhance privacy protections for children. The proposed rule modifications would strengthen regulations pertaining to how businesses interact with children’s data online. The act applies to websites and online applications directed at … Read More

Cyber Bullets for Small Law Firms

February 26, 2024 | Cyber Security

In our rapidly evolving digital landscape, all organizations are facing an onslaught of cybersecurity threats. According to recent research, victims of cyber attacks paid out a record $1.1 billion last year and have already seen a spike of 130% more over last year with an average payout of more than $500,000.

The legal industry is not immune to these cyber threats.  Encryption ransomware and data exfiltration extortion attacks persistently plague small and medium-sized law firms, such as these notable examplesRead More

FCC Bans AI Voices in Robocalls, Yet Deep Fake Scams Persist

February 21, 2024 | Cyber Security

On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission outlawed AI-generated voices in robocalls and with the upcoming Presidential election in the United States, it is easy to see why. Imagine the implications if “leaked audio” from a presidential nominee started to reach voters directly with defamatory voice clips that sound like the candidate, but are artificially created. Beyond election interference, the age-old scam of a grandchild stuck in a foreign prison and needing money wired quickly is becoming more sophisticated, … Read More

The SEC has new Cybersecurity Rules. Are you prepared and ready?

August 16, 2023 | Compliance Cyber Security

On July 26, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented new cybersecurity rules to require disclosure of material cybersecurity incidents within four business days, with limited exceptions.  Additionally, public companies will be required to provide annual disclosures regarding cybersecurity governance and risk management in order to be more transparent about their cybersecurity posture. These rules become effective in December 2023 and will influence both compliance costs and the potential for enforcement actions.

Companies and entities subject to these rules Read More

Shielding Your Workforce: Strategies for Safeguarding Employees during Mass Layoffs and High-Profile Terminations

March 29, 2023 | Cyber Security

The recent wave of mass layoffs has created an uptick in protests and demonstrations by those affected. In some cases, pay and benefit cuts in lieu of layoffs have also resulted in significant repercussions, as evident by the 700-day Warrior Met Coal strike in Alabama. Unfortunately, some have led to violence or even death, as with the five killed during the 2019 shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.

The impact on safety:

Bloomberg editor, Sarah … Read More

Forget Spy Balloons – The Bigger Threat is TikTok

March 22, 2023 | Cyber Security Monitoring Privacy Risk + Compliance

After the downing of the Chinese spy balloon by U.S. Forces in early February 2023, several additional objects have been identified over U.S. and Canadian airspace. While officials have denied that these were additional spy balloons, many have questioned what information was collected by these aerial spy devices, and for what purposes. Even though this is significant to national security, most citizens aren’t personally worried about this breach of privacy.

We suggest that an even greater threat to the average … Read More

The Secret to Protecting Your Digital Identity: Opt-Outs

February 7, 2023 | Cyber Security

When I first got into the privacy space several years ago, I had a basic understanding that the biggest, single source “leak” of personal data is the person themself. People were using poor security settings for online accounts, oversharing on social media, and reusing the same username and password for multiple sites. All that made sense. What I was not expecting, though, was just how many different entities are collecting your data without your knowledge/awareness.

Let’s consider two common government … Read More

Social Media Unmasking: Removing Anonymity from Digital Bullies and Cyber Criminals

May 18, 2022 | Cyber Security

Whether or not Elon Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter is a good thing or bad thing for the future of social media (Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company – The Verge), one aspect of social media is unlikely to change: the abuse of social media platforms, by seemingly anonymous users, to harass, threaten, disparage, humiliate, scam, or falsely accuse individuals or companies of a panoply of hot button social issues. Often times, … Read More