Author Archives: Tom Lambotte

SSST #40 – Turn Off Your Brain’s Autopilot Feature

Freely do I confess to you that there are times throughout the day when I put my brain on autopilot. But who among us doesn’t? Unfortunately, while sliding our minds into self-driving mode has its advantages (for example, it lets … Read More

SSST #39 – Attract Good Fortune: Backup Your Data Daily

Found this in a fortune cookie: “Lawyer who represents self has fool for client—so does lawyer fool enough to not backup data on daily incremental basis.” I have no idea how the fortune cookie company managed to squeeze onto so … Read More

SSST #38 – Not all Cyber Attacks are Received on Your Computer!

Smish. Smishing. Smished. I find it to be an annoying word in and of itself. However, today, we must talk about it. Smishing is a technique in which hackers use a compelling text message to trick their victims into taking … Read More

My Recent Podcast Appearance on The Tech Savvy Lawyer

The world is rapidly changing, and so are the threats initiated by cybercriminals. I was honored to be a recent guest on The Tech Savvy Lawyer, hosted by Michael Eisenberg. We discussed the quickly evolving world of cybercrime and the … Read More

CISA Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations in Reaction to Russia’s Invading of Ukraine 

The danger with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is severe enough that the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published the “Shields Up” memo, which advises businesses to beef up their security and continuity plans; “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine … Read More

Back to Basics: What’s multi-factor authentication – and why should I care?

There’s the old-fashioned, insecure approach to logging into your bank account: using your username and password for most of your online accounts. You’re in. You can carry on with what you were doing. Not so fast! If you use five … Read More

SSST #37 – MFA or Password Managers? Combination of both?

For solo attorneys or small law firms, password security is (or at least should be) an essential component of your overall security plan. Any policy you develop or modify should aid in the prevention of the guessing of one’s passwords, … Read More

SSST #36 – Be Aware of the Weakest Link

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you have one or more work and online accounts where passwords are required. (Duh, right?) A recent study revealed that the average person now has 30 passwords to remember. I think that … Read More

The BobaGuard Story

Around the start of the millennium, an information revolution created a glaring gap in the legal marketplace: Big Law was modernized, but smaller firms were stranded when they couldn’t afford IT departments. So I started a company to fill the … Read More

SSST#35–Are Your Passwords Safe?

Data breaches and cyber-attacks are becoming more and more common. To keep your online identity and private information safe, taking care of your passwords is as essential as ever. Keeping your accounts and personal information secure has become more critical … Read More

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