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Cyber Liability - To Cloud or Not to Cloud: How Do Lawyers Decide What Cloud Based System is Right

Cloud based systems have become more common place and widely used by law firms. Generally, cloud computing allows for the storage and access of data and programs with compatible devices over the Internet instead of utilizing your computer’s hard drive. Cloud based systems can give us the ability to share... Read more →


Cyber Liability - It is Time for Law Firms to Get Serious about Personal Health Information

In September of 2013, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule became effective. The purpose of the Omnibus Rule was to strengthen the privacy and security of patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), by among other things, expanding the HIPAA privacy and security obligations of healthcare organizations to business associates of healthcare organizations. Business... Read more →


Cyber Liability - GDPR: Not Me Right?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was signed into law in May 2016. A common refrain amongst clients in the United States is that is doesn’t apply to them. Many U.S. companies, including law firms, have recently discovered that not only does GDPR apply to American companies, but failure to... Read more →


Cyber Liability - Rogue Wi-FI, A Serious Threat

Calling all Android and Apple users: If you haven't grabbed that latest update for your mobile device, then you may be vulnerable to a remote attacker that could potentially access restricted memory or applications on your phone when it connects to a rogue Wi-Fi access point. Late September, both Android... Read more →


We Produced What? The Dangers of Discovery in a Digital World (Part 2)

In Part I of this article, we looked at two case examples of information being put in the “public” domain inadvertently, one via a file sharing site operated by Box, Inc. and the other involving placement of sensitive information on a website. In these scenarios, the individuals charged with safekeeping... Read more →