In 2017, hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries in a matter of hours were infected with a virus, locking the computers and demanding a …Quick Steps for Lawyers to Improve Cybersecurity and Protect Client Data
Apple’s latest update fixes security vulnerabilities in Safari and elsewhere, giving users enhanced protection from spyware and malicious WiFi networks.
For a complete list of all iOS 15 security features, watch the video or read this article available on Forbes.
From NW Sidebar:
In 2020, there was a 435 percent increase in ransomware as compared to 2019. How can you avoid a cyber security breach? Follow these six steps:
- Install security patches and software updates immediately
- Use firewalls
- Download and activate anti-malware software
- Require two-factor authentication
- Use encryption
- Protect email
Read the full post here.
FBI Tech Tuesday posts are an easy way to stay informed about cyber security issues. View, search, or subscribe to articles here.
From NW Sidebar –
Working remotely increases the probability of problems created by malware and ransomware, and the damage caused by them can be extreme. Take these 9 basic steps to protect yourself.
- Backup your computer
- Update and patch operating systems and apps
- Manage accounts with security in mind. Avoid logging in as an Admin unless necessary.
- Install anti-malware software
- Establish a VPN (virtual private network) to connect to your office computer
- Encrypt drives
- Use conferencing software intelligently
- Update network firmware
- Use complex passwords
Read the full post here, which includes specific recommendations.
Oregon lawyers can also take advantage of the following resources:
Cybersecurity and data breach – follow the embedded link, then select this category
The April issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin is also an excellent resource.
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Coming December 10 at 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific – a lawyer’s ethical duties in responding to disasters and data breaches. Featuring ABA Formal Opinion 483: Lawyers’ Obligations After an Electronic Data Breach or Cyberattack and Formal Opinion 482: Ethical Obligations Related to Disasters (2018).
This session will offer real-life examples on how to recover from a disaster or a data breach — ethically.
Disasters and data breaches bring with them conflicting priorities to resolve. Duties of disclosure compete with those of confidentiality for your attention. The responsibility to provide legal services for which your clients have contracted may be adversely affected by disaster. Model Rules 1.4 and 1.6 provide the standards and the recent ABA opinions flesh out your ethical duties in the event of a disaster (natural or man-made) or a data breach (which is of course a very specific form of a disaster!).
Join our panel of experts as they guide you through these opinions with practical examples of how best to ensure you and your clients are protected in the face of this new world and all it has to throw at you.
This is a free CLE for ABA members. Register here.
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