Concealing data breaches is not a zero risk strategy – how the hacking threat can be countered through collaboration
Many law firms have put considerable resources into cyber security – sometimes in the wake of a breach – while others appear to remain unaware of the scale of the threat posed by attackers. However, the legal sector has a significant role to play in the wider fight against cyber crime, and a cohesive approach is needed to counter the threat. Cyber attacks are the defining threat of the connected age, with lawyers facing heightened risk due to the treasure trove of information they hold.
Wright Hassall complete a firm-wide technology roll out including digital dictation and BigHand SmartNote.
Wright Hassall has implemented a voice technology refresh that includes BigHand’s digital dictation solution with iPhone and iPad apps for fee-earners on the go, and server-side speech recognition to reduce secretarial workload. In addition to refreshing the voice platform, Wright Hassall have also opted to implement BigHand SmartNote, a document automation solution to automate the production of file and attendance notes.
Employee behaviour is one of the biggest risks facing IT security in the legal sector today. The enormous uptake of the Internet of Things (IOT), wearable technology, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and office-based cloud applications have created many potential vulnerabilities in legal firms’ IT security. Ensuring that employees use this technology securely must therefore be a top priority for legal firms when implementing and reviewing their security procedures.
“I’m convinced that we have to look for what comes after email” – DLA Piper rolls out internal ‘Twitter for enterprise’
In an idea that has yet to be fully embraced by its staff, DLA Piper has introduced its own internal Twitter for enterprise called Grapevine.
Using Greets instead of Tweets, Grapevine is an open security model which is being used to send messages; spread news, information and know-how across the firm; and send automated messages to update fee-earners on areas such as matter status and bill payments.
Project Managers – To £75,000 London Our client is a US based supplier of technology to the legal sector. The company provides enterprise software to many of the top 200 global firms and is going […]
Solutions Consultants, to £60,000 London Our client is a global leading software supplier within the legal technology arena supplying many of top international law firms across the globe. The company is going through a period […]
.Net Developer/ SQL 2012 Developer/ Microsoft Developer / Application Developer Market Rates – 12m FTC Essex Essential skills: • .Net Development • SQL server 2012 • Visual Studio/BIS • Excel/MSOffice • T-SQL • SSIS/ SSRS […]
We are looking for an Application Support Analyst to join our Bristol based IT team. Legal experience is essential, and you must be familiar with iManage and Intapp time recording. We are a full service […]
Slicedbread is a very different type of IT consultancy, we’re proud to have turned the traditional consultancy model on its head. With a clear strategy, much fun and enthusiasm we are committed to transforming our […]
Here’s a link to the programme page for this year’s Alternative Legal IT Show at The Belfry – 15 & 16 September. Consultants Peter Owen and Chris Bull, plus Carol Skinner of Lewis Silkin, Steve Sumner of Taylor Vinters, Duncan Eadie of Foot Anstey, Phil Wood of Bristows, Paul Lowe of Darbys and Simon Clarke of Michelmores are on the advisory board. Linetime Limited is the headline sponsor.
When Chris White, Global CIO (chief information officer) of Clyde & Co joined the top 20 UK firm two years ago, he had to make a business case for greater investment in technology and set up a global technology board to increase the levels of engagement from within the business. The firm now has a larger IT budget, senior leaders from within the firm who act as technology ambassadors, and a global strategy. Here, in this episode of Talking Tech, White tells associate editor Caroline Hill how he has achieved that at the same time as cutting IT costs.
Monday, August 10th, 2015, 5 PM London / 12 Noon EDT Enhance lawyers’ productivity from smartphones and tablets with the Mobile Helix LINK app: • Open an email & view an NRL attachment • Send […]
Seminar: Reducing SQL Server Costs Whilst Improving Resilience – The SAM Club in conjunction with DH2i – 9 September, London
The SAM Club, in conjunction with DH2i, invites you to a breakfast seminar “Reducing SQL Server Costs Whilst Improving Resilience” on Wednesday, 9th September at the Strand Palace Hotel, London UK (http://www.strandpalacehotel.co.uk/explore-with-us/location/). Breakfast and registration […]
The US State of Georgia calls a legal publisher a “terrorist” for publishing the state laws of Georgia
More proof – of proof were needed – that politicians and lawyers don’t “get” the internet…
Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) just announced that it is to deploy LexisOne from LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions to replace its incumbent Civica Galaxy practice management system. The solution will also deliver insightful data to facilitate accurate business reporting and timely, strategic decision-making. LexisOne will be implemented across the firm’s offices in London, Bristol and Birmingham.