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Sink or Swim: Lawyers Need to Lead in Tech to Survive In Tact

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In an article by Victoria Hudgins, writing for, “Sink or Swim: Law Firms Need to Leverage, Understand Tech to Survive,” stated, “For law firms and their in-house partners to survive and thrive, differentiating services and analyzing big data will be key, while understanding and harnessing technology are the first big steps, according to a Wolters Kluwer survey.”

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Topics: LegalTechnology, Differentialsharing, LegalTech, cybersecurity, General Counsel, LegalIT, adaptation, legaltecheducation

Sensitive Facebook User Records Exposed on Web, But What About the Unstructured Stuff?

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In the Washington Post article, entitled “Millions of sensitive Facebook user records were left exposed on public web, security researchers say,” Post reporters Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin report that over a half billion Facebook records have been sitting exposed to any comers on an Amazon cloud-computing server. Cybersecurity implications – and lessons –keep spinning off from the social media giant’s privacy stumblings.

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Topics: LegalTechnology, securityrisk, riskmanagement, datasecurity, sensativedata, risk, Unstructureddata, legal

Dark Overlord Hack Raises Stakes for Law Firms

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In his February 2019 article for Law Journal Newsletters, “’Dark Overlord’ Hack Shows Mounting Cyber Risks for Law Firms” law firm global strategy and economics writer Dan Packel reports on a law firm’s worst nightmare: potentially becoming the weak link in a global extortion plot related to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

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Topics: WindTalker, LegalTechnology, Manafort, LegalTech, cybersecurity, securityrisk, cyberattack, darklord, Mueller

The Manafort Redaction Disaster Could Have (And Should Have) Been Prevented with Technology And Education

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Louise Matsakis’ 1/9/19 article in Wired, “Paul Manafort Is Terrible with Technology,” and L.V. Anderson’s 1/8/19 article in Digg, “Lawyers File Response to Mueller Claims, Accidentally Fail to Properly Redact The Secret Stuff,” eloquently converge to illustrate the dangers of legacy software and mindset.

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Topics: WindTalker, LegalTechnology, Differentialsharing, Manafort, LegalTech, compliance, cybersecurity, redaction

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