Security Tips

SSST #42 – Hacker’s Number One Method

A weak password is still the number one method hackers use to gain access to your data. Last year, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. Did you know 59% of people reuse their passwords everywhere, both … Read More

What is Cyber Liability Insurance, and Does My Firm Need This?

Most everyone today is familiar with the threat of a cyber-attack. Prevalent in the news are stories of cyber hackers, viruses, ransomware, and the myriad of other buzzword threats floating through mainstream news. Large corporations such as T-Mobile, Audi/Volkswagen, and … Read More

SSST #41 – Avoid Unfamiliar Websites

As you know, roaming the internet can be a risky proposition. There are, for instance, trap websites awaiting your arrival so they can infect your computer with viruses, malware, ransomware, scripts, and other bad stuff. That’s why you need to … Read More

The Most Reasonable Step You Can Take to Fulfill Your Client Confidential Data-Protection Duty

The Most Reasonable Step You Can Take to Fulfill Your Client Confidential Data-Protection Duty

When the American Bar Association trotted out its model rules of professional conduct in 1983, the world, for the most part, was still one of the pencils, paper, and typewriters. Accordingly, Rule 1.6(c)—spelling out lawyer obligations to keep client information … Read More

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

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

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