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Why and How Law Firms Should Safeguard Their Clients’ Data

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TheSoftwareConsultant | Thursday, September 13, 2018 Feature specially written for blog.thesoftwareconsultant.com Feature by: Jean Brandrick Last July, personal security website ASecureLife ranked Nevada as the riskiest state for security theft and it’s not hard to see why. Nevada is known for gambling and spending extreme amounts of money – two very attractive activities for identity thieves and hackers.…

The Verizon Mobile Security Index (2018) and why it matters to your firm

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Thursday, August 2, 2018 Verizon recently released its Mobile Security Index report highlighting the difficulty businesses face in balancing convenience and user experience with security concerns and the reality of today’s internet environment that is filled with risk. The report finds that Companies are sacrificing mobile security for convenience and performance.  Companies that…

Simple Two-Factor Security That Can Protect Your Data From Compromise

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Thursday, July 26, 2018 Target, Twitter, Time-hop (the list goes on and on) have had data breaches exposing multi-millions of user’s personal and financial information to bad actors.  However, this personal data is just one part of the puzzle if your accounts are protected by additional layers of security.  Two-Factor Authentication could protect…

Seven Characteristics of a Successful Backup Strategy

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Seven Characteristics of a Successful Backup Strategy Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Friday, May 11, 2018 In the late nineties I met a gentleman at a conference who was passing out copies of “The Tao of Backup”* and sharing that “to be enlightened, one must master the seven heads of Backup.” In the handout, and the subsequently published…

7 Signs it’s Time to Re-Invest in Matter Management

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, April 14, 2018 Upgrading a practice management system is a big decision for any law firm. When your existing solutions have often been adapted to over many years to fit working practices to the software workflow, staff feel comfortable using them, and there is often the fear that change will disrupt day…

How to protect yourself from Phishing!

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, April 7, 2018 Phishing: Phishing is the act of sending out malicious emails and has caused over $1.2 billion in loss. These malicious emails can be highly targeted and involve an extensive amount of planning. A successful phishing campaign can create a depressing ripple effect. Phishing often targets small professional firms relying…

How to Craft a Strong Password and Keep your Data Safe!!

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Tuesday, April 3, 2018 There is a ton of information out there about how to create that perfect password.  As long as you follow the rules, your password should be strong and un-crackable.  Or at the very least, your password should be strong enough to outlast a few rounds of brute force attacks…

Does your firm BYOD?

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Monday, March 19, 2018 Does your firm BYOD? Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices into the workplace, and to allow them to connect those devices to company assets, information, and/or applications. Mobile devices and your firm’s data: Whether you…

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policies & Security for the Law Firm – Lunch & Learn

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, March 3, 2018 The Washoe County Bar Association is Co-Sponsoring the event and all registration will he handled by the WCBAR. Please visit here to register. CLE Credit – BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Best Practices, Policies, & Security for the Law Firm Whether you provide mobile devices to your staff, allow…

BYOD – Do you have a Written Policy?

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Bring your own device (BYOD) policies are becoming a more frequent topic of discussion when reviewing current IT & Documentation needs with our clients. Staff are bringing their devices to the workplace more and more frequently, and connecting (When possible) to your environments. Why not work with that…