Law firms can be particularly vulnerable to computer fraud, because they often retain sensitive, confidential information about their clients. They also have many points of access to that confidential information. While there is no magic answer to protect your data, here are 12 security basics every lawyer should know.
Electronic technology can save money by reducing the cost of storing and transmitting information and documents, but it also exposes lawyers to a new ethical and financial hazard: the danger that electronic information will be lost or stolen and the attendant expenses to notify victims.
Billable time determines your income; nonbillable time determines your future. You cannot afford not to have a disaster-recovery plan. Take it from two of more than 12 attorneys whose office building recently went up in smoke.
Critical information to maintain off premises and key disaster recovery supplies to have on hand.
Wisconsin lawyers regularly receive email messages from prospective “clients” whose goal is only to trick the lawyers into transmitting funds to the message senders. Learn how to spot such messages so that you won’t fall for this 21st-century fraud.