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Posts published in March 2018

Assessing Online and Offline Tech-Integrations

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Does your firm website integrate with social media and your practice management system?

How long has it been since you reviewed user agreements, third-party apps, permissions, privacy settings, products, devices and services?

The recent Facebook data breach is an excellent reminder for law firms to evaluate not only where digital traffic is going but also where the data might end up. For information on how to secure your privacy via social mediathird-party apps and more visit the Identity Theft Resource Center or StaySafeOnline. Also, check out the security resources via the Practice Management Assistance Program.

Contact pmap@scbar.org for assistance.

Understanding Encryption…

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Does your firm require full-disk encryption on every work-purpose mobile device or laptop?

Do you know if your client’s information is safe and confidential?

If your computer or mobile device is password protected but not encrypted, it may not be protected as this article from The New York Times points out. Don’t be intimidated: encryption is not difficult to achieve.

If you do encrypt, it is important to understand which form you have, as encryption comes in many forms (depending on the device). Some examples include full-disk hardware encryption, operating system encryption, third-party software encryption, external drive encryption, email encryption, mobile encryption and cloud-storage encryption.

Evaluate the technology you use and make sure all possible areas are protected as well. Contact pmap@scbar.org for free assistance if you have questions.

Three Quick Tips on How to Reduce Spam Telemarketing

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Are you the victim of annoying telemarketing, spam or robotic phone calls?

Did you know that there are several ways to reduce spam calls?

First, add your phone number to the national “Do Not Call” registry. Educate your firm on frequent fraud such as the “Not Your Neighbor Calling” scam.

For mobile phones, consider using caller id and call blocking apps in the Apple or Google Play stores such as HiyaMr. Number and RoboKiller.

Also, research your phone and carrier settings to see if any built-in call-blocking options are available.

For additional ideas on how to block unwanted calls, click here. Contact pmap@scbar.org with questions.

3…2…1…Backup!

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Are you prepared for a hard drive fail or an office-server failure?

Do you own a three-copy backup?

If not, ABA TECHSHOW 2018 speaker and planning board member, Barron Henley, suggests not to cut costs. Rather, legal-tech professionals suggest firms implement multiple backup solutions, such as an internet cloud backup (Mozy ProMozy HomeCrashPlanCarboniteSOS Online Backup), along with multiple external hard drives, and a form of network attached storage.

Talk to your technology specialist about your backup. For further information, contact pmap@scbar.org.