E-mail is one of the most important communication methods, but do you take the proper precautions to lessen security vulnerabilities and threats? The FBI is monitoring a family of scams called Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) where businesses are being targeted by crime groups located overseas to steal e-mail account credentials. Learn more about it here from a digital forensics expert.
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Smartphones and mobile devices are a must-have item for lawyers and staff. Not only are they a tool powerhouse at your fingertips, but they are a valuable bank of data all packed into one handheld device. Do you properly protect your prized possession? Naturally, you need to protect the data that passes through and is stored on the device by password protecting or encrypting your phone. But what about the device itself? Watch this video clip to see why it’s important to physically protect your phone.
With lawyers turning to mobile devices (notebooks, tablets, smartphones) over desktop computers, encryption has become even more important. The good news is that there are many reliable, inexpensive products that can make encryption easier for anyone to do. To educate yourself, start with Lifehacker’s Beginner’s Guide to Encryption, then their updated article on Five Best File Encryption Tools. Read Law Technology Today’s Encryption is Not a Four Letter Word, then PCWorld’s How to Encrypt (Almost) Anything. Lastly, finish with Easy Encryption for Email – Not an Oxymoron by Catherine Sanders Reach. Don’t rely on your computer person to do everything for you. Lawyers need to understand encryption for a variety of reasons.