Legal Technology Solutions https://legaltechnology.solutions Helping YOU, and your technology! Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:09:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://legaltechnology.solutions/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-sire-icon-1-32x32.png Legal Technology Solutions https://legaltechnology.solutions 32 32 A security hack doesn’t have to mean the end of your company https://legaltechnology.solutions/a-security-hack-doesnt-have-to-mean-the-end-of-your-company-2/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:17:52 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4564
A security hack doesn’t have to mean the
end of your company
Statistics are showing that each year over 50% of small firms are victims of a cyber attack or data breach. Why does this matter? Most smaller firms have not prepared business continuity plans to keep their IT infrastructure going in the event of an attack. Failing to do so often leads to the failure of the business. Delaying the creation of a business continuity plan is a bit like a younger person delaying writing a will, on the grounds that they are not likely to die soon. That may be true, but if the worst occurs the consequences can be severe for their heirs.

If the chance of a breach that could compromise your data or cripple your IT infrastructure is over 50%, there is every reason to immediately develop plans for how your business could maintain operation in the event of an attack on your IT systems.

This is an effort that shouldn’t be delayed. Contact Legal Technology Solutions to help you develop a complete and holistic business continuity plan immediately. Your income and your future depends upon it.

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Don’t steal… It isn’t nice and makes you vulnerable to security hacks https://legaltechnology.solutions/dont-steal-it-isnt-nice-and-makes-you-vulnerable-to-security-hacks-2/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:03:21 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4558
Don’t steal… It isn’t nice and makes you
vulnerable to security hacks
Don’t steal. It isn’t nice. And… it make you extremely vulnerable you security hacks if you “steal” software packages. Smaller firms often will use unlicensed software packages to save money. This is especially true if they only need a program for a specific task. Aside from the legal and ethical issues involved here, there is a very selfish reason not to do this. Software providers are constantly sending users updates to their programs, and those updates aren’t just about features. They include fixes to security holes and protections against specific new viruses that have been discovered. So, the longer you have an old, outdated software program on your PC or laptop, the more vulnerable you become. Is it really worth saving $200.00 when your entire business’s IT infrastructure could be put at risk? We suggest not.
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Cybercrime: In-house protection that only YOU can provide https://legaltechnology.solutions/cybercrime-in-house-protection-that-only-you-can-provide-2/ Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:52:42 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4556
Cybercrime: In-house protection that only YOU can provide
From the political world to the corporate, all we hear about is hacking, hacking, hacking. Everyone gets hacked, data is stolen, etc. So, the cry goes up for better security protections for everyone’s data. Firewalls, virus software, etc., etc., etc.

Want to know one of the best ways to protect your data? Train your employees to stop opening any emails or links unless they absolutely know they are safe. Scam emails that try to trick you into opening a link to a bogus site, or worse, trick you into providing your password or ID for a known site are exceptionally effective ways for hackers to get into your internal system and compromise data. Yes, ransomware is a serious issue, and malware is out there, but employees naively opening phishing emails remain one of the biggest risks to data security. Talk to your employees on an on-going basis and provide training and tips on how to ID phishing scams

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Cybercrime: In-house protection that only YOU can provide https://legaltechnology.solutions/cybercrime-in-house-protection-that-only-you-can-provide/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:53:28 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4554
Cybercrime: In-house protection that only YOU can provide
From the political world to the corporate, all we hear about is hacking, hacking, hacking. Everyone gets hacked, data is stolen, etc. So, the cry goes up for better security protections for everyone’s data. Firewalls, virus software, etc., etc., etc.

Want to know one of the best ways to protect your data? Train your employees to stop opening any emails or links unless they absolutely know they are safe. Scam emails that try to trick you into opening a link to a bogus site, or worse, trick you into providing your password or ID for a known site are exceptionally effective ways for hackers to get into your internal system and compromise data. Yes, ransomware is a serious issue, and malware is out there, but employees naively opening phishing emails remain one of the biggest risks to data security. Talk to your employees on an on-going basis and provide training and tips on how to ID phishing scams

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VoIP: A money saving solution for your company’s technology backbone https://legaltechnology.solutions/voip-a-money-saving-solution-for-your-companys-technology-backbone-3/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:39:02 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4552
VoIP: A money saving solution for your
company’s technology backbone
When small business managers think about their IT infrastructure, they think about their employee’s mobile devices, cabling, Wi-Fi, laptops, a printer, and Internet connectivity. These are the basics of their IT infrastructure. However, there is one other aspect of a modern corporate IT infrastructure and that is an internal phone system that can connect “voice” over the internet, rather than traditional copper wires. Once upon a time, every office had an internal phone system that connected to the world via wire/cable/fiber. That wire/cable/fiber then connected a person in your office to a person somewhere else via the local phone company and a long distance carrier. And they did it for a per minute fee. And a very high per minute fee if you called internationally.

A VoIP phone system eliminates the phone company’s per minute connection, sidestepping them and running the voice call over the Internet.

Talk to your managed service provider about this money saving addition to your firm’s technology backbone.

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VoIP: A money saving solution for your company’s technology backbone https://legaltechnology.solutions/voip-a-money-saving-solution-for-your-companys-technology-backbone-2/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 17:45:09 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4549
VoIP: A money saving solution for your
company’s technology backbone
When small business managers think about their IT infrastructure, they think about their employee’s mobile devices, cabling, Wi-Fi, laptops, a printer, and Internet connectivity. These are the basics of their IT infrastructure. However, there is one other aspect of a modern corporate IT infrastructure and that is an internal phone system that can connect “voice” over the internet, rather than traditional copper wires. Once upon a time, every office had an internal phone system that connected to the world via wire/cable/fiber. That wire/cable/fiber then connected a person in your office to a person somewhere else via the local phone company and a long distance carrier. And they did it for a per minute fee. And a very high per minute fee if you called internationally.

A VoIP phone system eliminates the phone company’s per minute connection, sidestepping them and running the voice call over the Internet.

Talk to your managed service provider about this money saving addition to your firm’s technology backbone.

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SAFETY PUP SAYS…. Update https://legaltechnology.solutions/safety-pup-says-update-2/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:35:39 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4547
SAFETY PUP SAYS…. Update
One thing smaller firms and individuals are often reluctant to do is download updates to their operating systems and individual apps and programs. Why? Well, because it takes time and you have to reboot the device. Other reasons are a fear that the newest update will have a bug and cause problems. The perception is that it is better to wait a few weeks. Finally, there is a fear that anytime you update a program or OS, something always starts acting weird.

All of these may have a certain legitimacy. Even procrastination has its defenders. But why should you download updates ASAP? Because they are not only about new features and a new gadget – they include patches to security issues that have been identified. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from hacking malware and other nefarious online viruses is to always update your software. Do it the day the update comes out, because it may be released specifically due to the discovery of a brand new malware or ransomware hack.

Everyone talks about security. Be the person who acts. It is easy.

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How to hack into Windows 10 https://legaltechnology.solutions/how-to-hack-into-windows-10/ Sat, 26 Jan 2019 01:07:34 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4515

You think I can’t hack into your Windows 10 computer? Think again…

In this video, I’ll show you how EASY it is, with a small free program you can get online (“Hirens Boot CD” www.hirensbootcd.org), to wipe or replace ANY Windows computer!

The goal is not to promote illegal activities- but instead- to maybe get in front of the right people at Microsoft, so they can fix this security hole.

PLEASE make sure to use DRIVE ENCRYPTION for all your devices, and ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP (don’t forget to TEST this backup also periodically…)

Watch how your password can be reset within a minute!

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Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small business https://legaltechnology.solutions/cyberattacks-and-the-vulnerability-of-the-small-business/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:13:48 +0000 https://legaltechnology.solutions/?p=4497
  
Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small business
 
You cannot go a day without reading about some big name company or even government agency being hacked and critical data being compromised. What you don’t see in the media is that most of the attacks happen to small firms, and that this is where a lot of the cybercrime is occurring. What any business, but especially a small business, needs to be afraid of are cyber attacks that disable your operations, disrupt customer interaction, or breach your customer’s personal data. Contrary to what one might expect, smaller firms are far more likely to be targets of hackers than large firms. They are also likely to have less sophisticated security measures in place. Any firm’s existence can be threatened by these events, but smaller firms are often unable to rebuild after a major breach. Studies show that customers are less forgiving of smaller firms than larger ones when their personal data has been compromised. The lesson here is that smaller firms are more vulnerable and need to be extremely vigilant. Talk to a managed service provider about some basic steps you can take to protect your business.

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Denial is not a solution: Something you owe your customers and your employees
 
Why do so many people procrastinate about making a will? Why is it so hard to get young people to buy health insurance? Because it is one of those “probably won’t happen–at least in the foreseeable future, and I‘ve got more interesting things to worry about or spend my money on” issues.
 
Small business owners tend to take the same approach to making business continuity plans in case of a disaster. They are usually fully consumed just running the business and keeping revenues steady and growing. Diverting energies and resources to a “what if” scenario just isn’t an imperative.
 
There are affordable, effective tools out there that will allow any smaller firm to develop effective business continuity plans, but they only work if you take action. Our best advice to overcome denial? Think of this scenario: If something happened right now and your entire operation came to a halt because of a cyber attack, a power failure, data loss, or a single point of failure hardware event, what would you do? Do you even know who you would call in for help?
 
It can be a scary thought, but one that merits your attention. Talk to a managed service provider about a proposal to develop a complete business continuity plan. You owe it to yourself and to all the employees who rely on your for their livelihood.

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