It’s Who You Know: Verifying Identity at Law Firms

Trusting identity is foundational to a law firm’s work. In a law office, the documents going back and forth contain sensitive information, and contracts, negotiations, or transactions can't be shared with the wrong parties. The industry needs to be cautious about validating identities.

Legal service providers need to achieve compliance and protect clients and their assets. Techniques are changing as lawyers move from in-person conferences to digital document exchange. This article examines four digital-age areas in which lawyers need to validate identity.

#1 Phishing Scams

Phishing is always a risk, no matter the industry. Paralegals, associates, and lawyers risk inadvertently clicking on malware, especially as this field relies heavily on attached documents going back and forth.

A cybercriminal criminal might steal money copying a vendor’s invoices. Everything looks the same, but payment details put the dollars in the crook's bank account. Or they will send an “urgent” message containing a link that goes to a Web page that looks credible. It might seem to be from a bank or the government, but one character in the URL is different. Those who don’t notice the difference will enter sensitive account details into a form that goes to the bad guy.

Verification tip: Firm-wide filters can check for malicious attachments before they reach people. Educate employees about always verifying the URL before clicking on a link. Hovering over the highlighted text will show the address where a click will take the user.

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Microsoft Teams Keeps Everyone Working Together


We’re massive fans of Microsoft Teams, and believe  it has huge advantages for most of the businesses that we support.




We all know that successful businesses have great teamwork.  And with everything that’s happened over the last couple of months. Teams have been the number one app to keep everyone working together.




Microsoft Teams



Microsoft brought it out 3 years ago, in 2017. It was their answer to alternative platforms such as Slack, that let you collaborate and communicate more effectively.




However, because Teams integrates with the rest of the Microsoft 365 platform; it has a real edge over Slack (the deep integration is AWESOME!).




If you’re using Slack, it also means you can cut down on yet another monthly expense and take advantage of the enterprise level security features Teams has.

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Essentials for Empowering Remote Work


COVID-19 is forcing many businesses to embrace remote work. The technology needed to enable people to work from home has existed for years, but working from home may be new for you and your employees. Here are some essentials you need to address to empower your remote workers.




How to Empower Remote Workers



What technology do you have or need? Your people may have business laptops and phones, or perhaps you already allowed employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) to work. So, remote work isn’t going to be as much of a change. Your people already have the tools they need.




However, a business that wasn’t doing any of this before might need new hardware. You can’t expect your employees to lug heavy desktop computers home.




You may need to ask employees to use their own personal computers and phones. That’s going to require some ground rules. For one, no Windows 7: that operating system is out of date and no longer supported by Microsoft, which means employees could be putting corporate data at risk of cyberattack.




You can also take the following precautions to secure off-site online activity:

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