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Phishing Attack + IT Incompetence = $200,000 Ransomware Payout for University
The recent attack on a Dutch university demonstrates much of what IT organizations shouldn’t do to avoid an attack. According to Michiel Borgers, Chief Information Officer at Maastricht University, their network was the target of a [...]
Why schools are “Failing” in Cyber-Security
In November 2019, New Jersey’s Livingston was forced to open school on a two-hour delay as they worked to wrestle control of their systems back from a ransomware attack. That attack managed to take data and systems offline across nine district [...]
Keeping Your Firm Compliant with the New York SHIELD Act Law
New York is the latest in the growing list of states like California, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, enacting privacy and data security laws. On July 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve [...]
Law Firm Security: The Basics
Law firms and Legal services are especially vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. As we start off the new year, we have listed a few of the many threats that can compromise your laptop, network and client data: [...]
Cyber Attackers Targeting Education
Cyber-criminals are opportunistic: if they see an easy target ripe with sensitive data, they are going to take advantage. There are several key factors that combine to make schools easy and profitable targets. The first is that most institutions [...]
Email Threats to Harm Law Firms into the Next Decade
Greater use of Automated Incident Response is what's needed to Combat Phishing and Improve Security As law firms begin to plan their cybersecurity strategy for 2020 and beyond, email security will certainly be high on the agenda. That’s [...]
3 Approaches School Districts Can Take To Protect Against Increasing Cyber Attacks
Ransomware attacks and data breaches continue to show no signs of slowing down. Companies across many industry verticals fall victim to what seems to be an almost daily occurrence. Most recently, the education sector is proving to be an easy & [...]
Essential Practices to Protect Your Law Firm From Cyber Attacks
As we look back on October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it is important to understand the state of the legal industry and how much more can be done to increase security and awareness in general. Thanks to the ABA’s 2018 Legal Technology [...]
Why Security Assessments Are Essential for Law Firms
You cannot possibly fix what you do not know is broken. That’s a fact. We are now at a point where 15 percent of attorneys have received from a client or prospective client a request for a security assessment. Thirty-four percent have received [...]
TrialWorks Ransomware Attack Disrupts Court Cases and Deadlines
As we near the end of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, TrialWorks, one of the top-rated providers of legal case management software for law firms and attorneys, became the victim of a ransomware attack in mid-October. JDL Group learned of the [...]