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As we look back on October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it is important to understand the state of the legal industry and how much more can be done to increase security and awareness in general. Thanks to the ABA’s 2018 Legal Technology Report, we have listed statistics that we found to be eye-opening. Not surprisingly, the smaller the firm, the less likely it was to have a policy covering document retention, remote access, social media, personal technology and employee privacy. …

As we near the end of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, TrialWorks, one of the top-rated providers of legal case management software for law firms and attorneys, became the victim of a ransomware attack in mid-October.

JDL Group learned of the ripples of disruption from this incident when we heard an outcry from the legal community. The attack made it impossible for lawyers to access the legal documents hosted on TrialWorks’ platform.

Sharing Recovery Progress with Customers

Initially, TrialWorks notified its customers of a hosting outage at their data center. …

Law firms often deal with a huge amount of highly sensitive information, and it’s necessary to ensure full client trust. This amount of data would be inefficient to keep in a non-digital format in this day and age, but technology does come with its vulnerabilities. Law firms have a target on their backs when it comes to cyberattacks because of the nature of their data, making sensitive client information even more vulnerable. You need to protect your firm’s reputation and your clients’ information — your business is built on data from clients, contracts, and cases.

If you think your law…

Key Steps to Follow for Law Firm Cybersecurity

More and more often cyber-attacks and data breaches are being highlighted in the media today. The public’s awareness has increased clients’ demands that cybersecurity for law firms is heightened, knowing the type of sensitive data that law firms possess. Your law firm’s reputation is on the line — the impact of an attack on your business is unthinkable. It’s a necessity for law firms to have full client trust, which means they have a duty to protect their clients’ sensitive information.

An attack can also be incredibly devastating for law firms because it’s much harder for small businesses, like many…

First Ever 2019 NYSBA Technology Summit

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is launching their inaugural Tech Summit this September.

During the summit, JDL will be hosting a booth and offering Free Dark Web Scans in addition to a raffle for a Security Assessment Plus. We are proud to be a partner with the NYSBA in this event and encourage you to take this opportunity to learn how best to protect your sensitive information.

Be sure to stop at the JDL Group booth #5 to receive a Dark Web Scan and visit with our security experts.

Cutting-edge information, such as how to prevent hackers from…

Your Money, Reputation and Liability is on the Line.

The data breach at Capital One, one of the largest credit card issuers, affected over one hundred million people. One hundred million just in the U.S. There were an additional six million Canadian records also compromised in the breach.

The affected data came from general information given by customers during credit card applications. Types of data that were compromised consisted of names, addresses, ZIP and postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, self-reported income. …

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