AirCards, Encryption, and Software! Oh My!

If you aren’t a dedicated reader of Sharon Nelson and John Simek’s Oregon State Bar Bulletin columns, you should be.  This month, Sharon and John discuss secure mobile computing.  Among their recommendations:

  • Don’t make a move without anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-phishing software.  Keep all three up-to-date and perform weekly scans.
  • Use encryption to protect your valuable personal data.  (John and Sharon use biometrics.)
  • Always use a secure (https://) connection for remote access.  A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is the best way to transmit sensitive data back to your home office. 
  • As a cloud alternative, consider AirCards.  (Automatically secured and encrypted by your cell carrier).
  • GoToMyPC or LogMeIn work, but leaving your home base computer powered-on may make it vulnerable in unanticipated ways.
  • Public computer usage is a no-no.  Keyloggers can track and record your every keystroke, such as user names, passwords, bank account numbers, or whatever you choose to enter.  They are not secure!

Read the full article here.

Integrating Apple Into Your Firm

Advanced Legal Systems of Portland, Oregon is offering a free seminar on Wednesday, January 20, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on “Integrating Apple into the Law Firm Environment.” 

Topics include:

  • How to integrate and utilize iPhone® apps to increase work efficiency and productivity in your work environment
  • Remote access with a Mac
  • Options available to run Windows programs from a Mac
  • Legal applications that run on a Mac

Register online or RSVP by phone to Jenny Hanks, 888-221-8821.  This presentation will also be available via webex.

Advanced Legal Systems is located at:

World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon Suite 1010
Portland, OR 97204

View the seminar anouncement online here.

Copyright Beverly Michaelis 2010