Data Security

Data Security

In recent years major banking institutions have explored this new currency system. As recently as this year The Bank of England announced their initiative to create their own cryptocurrency. They’ve named it RSCoin. This new digital currency shares many characteristics of...

Law firms are notoriously averse to change and technology, but who is to blame? Is it lawyers themselves, senior management, or the CIO and Legal IT staff?

Note: This poll has closed. Go here for the results. As a virtual data room provider, Firmex is always interested in helping companies improve their data security measures and eliminate hacks and data breaches. This is why we're interested in learning...

Maybe it was the plan from the start, or maybe we all just stumbled on it as we were careening forward, trading our personal information to social media companies in exchange for shiny new features, but somewhere, somehow, someone realized what...
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Major enterprises are slow to adopt even basic cyber security policies despite risks and warnings, according to IT expert Julie Thorpe.
Think Cyber Threats Don't Impact You? Think Again.

Fact: Cyber criminals and nation states are having great success in penetrating our cyber defenses. Businesses, especially those involved in international mergers, acquisitions, hostile take-overs and IPOs, are targets, and the threats are significant.

From the IT perspective, mergers, buy-outs, take-overs and even IPOs are fraught with potential peril. Business synergies and balance sheets never tell the full story of a company, and IT can be a major factor in post-merger integration.
Can Lawyers Learn to Love IT?

According to ILTA's new Legal Technology Future Horizons report, learning to love IT will be the most difficult emotional shift for lawyers in the next decade. Jeff Brandt explores the role of fear and deficiencies in Legal IT adoption.
How Secure Is Your Document Sharing Provider?

Last week it was reported that Dropbox had experienced yet another security breach, this time inadvertently exposing files through publicly shared links. The same issue also impacted Box users. Dropbox, Box and many other cloud hosting services often give users the option...

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This vulnerability means that a third party could potentially intercept information protected, under normal conditions, by SSL encryption; things like user passwords, account information and credit card...