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  • Matthew Hector
    Illinois Bar Journal, August 2017

    Before there was cybersecurity there was…security. Are you as safe in your office - and your home - as you should be?

  • The big two threats you need to be aware of today
    Nerino J. Petro
    Standing Committee on Legal Technology, May 2017

    What you need to know to protect yourself from phishing and ransomware attacks.

  • Keeping Your Cell Phone Secure
    Jennifer Ramovs
    Illinois Bar Journal, December 2016

    The reasonable care standard doesn't stop with your phone.

  • Don’t Let a Disruption Be a Practice Disaster
    Jennifer Ramovs
    Illinois Bar Journal, November 2016

    Can you keep your practice running in the face of fire, flood, or other natural or man-made events?

  • Matthew Hector
    Illinois Bar Journal, December 2015

    Changes in Illinois ethics rules address lawyers' obligation to be technologically competent, when they must disclose to clients that they are outsourcing work, and other issues.

  • Charles J. Northrup
    Illinois Bar Journal, October 2015

    Evolving ethics standards make it more important than ever for lawyers to understand encryption.

  • Securing Your Electronic Client Communications
    Timothy A. Slating
    Illinois Bar Journal, October 2015

    A look at ways to ensure that your clients are the only ones reading email you send them.

  • Client Confidentiality in the Digital Age
    Ed Finkel
    Illinois Bar Journal, May 2015

    The pathways for breaching client confidentiality - whether due to simple carelessness or inadequate security - continue to multiply as technology advances.

  • Ed Finkel
    Illinois Bar Journal, January 2015

    You're probably already using the Internet to access remote servers - aka cloud computing - whether you know it or not. And you should be. But make sure you understand the risks.

  • A Lawyer’s Duty to Understand Technology: The Forest and the Trees
    Charles J. Northrup
    Illinois Bar Journal, April 2014

    Lawyers' ethical obligation to understand technology comes under the heading competence.

  • The Ethics of Lost Laptops, Cloud Computing
    Mark S. Mathewson
    Illinois Bar Journal, November 2013

    What duty do you have to clients if your laptop is stolen?