Cybersecurity basics for law firms

Cybersecurity basics for law firms

The legal profession is built on the foundation of security (confidentiality, integrity and availability) of client secrets. You are right to say all professionals have a responsibility to keep their client’s secrets secret.

How can a lawyer in Uganda with a team of paralegals and other likeminded staff each with a laptop / computer interconnected on the same network keep customers’ secrets on their computers secret?

Put yourself in the shoes of a typical client of a law firm.

You are a manager. You work in a department with other professionals. On 16th May 2017, you were asked to travel abroad for training […] Read more

Cyber security facts and fiction: part 3

Cyber security facts and fiction: part 3

Issue: A new ransom-ware, Locky, is up and about, crawling the Internet for the next prey. It is brilliant. It’s persistent. And it won’t go without taking some of your money.

Locky virus encrypts your computer files (rendering them unreadable). It then demands a ransom from you [the victim] to your files back. OR to get the decryption key.

Fact: The attack vector is simple and the usual approach: If you are a target, you will receive an email with a subject line that goes like: “ATTN: Invoice J-98223146”. A word document is attached. Sometimes the file is a .zip file, which […] Read more