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Well undoubtedly we have all heard of IoT or the Internet of Things.  This will be the first of a two part series of Risks and Compliance of IoT.  We will first look at what IoT really means and how this fast growing technology is causing reason for concern amongst Security professionals. 5 of the biggest cybersecurity risks in IoT What is IoT? The world of IoT consists of a multitude of devices such as smart phones, wearables , cameras, network connected Bio’s, readers, televisions, well you get the picture.  It is basically anything that can connect to a network vis a vis  the Internet, and when we connect devices to the Internet there are ...
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Press the "Windows" key and the "R" key at the same time. Type " www.google.com " and then press the "Enter" key. (you must always type the "www" for this to work). Submitted by Jan Baumrind, Technology Manager Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes & Davis, P.A
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Session recordings now available! If you were unable to attend the 2018 LegalSEC Summit in DC this past week, or attended and had to choose between the great sessions being offered, we've now uploaded the recordings and presentation materials to the LegalSEC Resource Library under the   2018 LegalSEC Summit folder .  Please note that due to the nature of the content - the access to the materials and recordings will be restricted to   members only  so members must be logged in when clicking on the links below. The list of sessions (and materials as they become available) for this year are below:     General Session »     ...
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Participants in Bluelock's 2018 Legal Survey will be entered to win one of 125 $20 Amazon gift cards. As an ILTA Gold Sponsor, Bluelock is dedicated to assisting the legal industry in its IT challenges. To better understand current practices in handling unprecedented pressure from clients and growing IT threats, we are conducting a legal data protection and recovery survey. All roles within a law firm are encouraged to participate. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept strictly confidential and the results will be shared anonymously.  Take the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2T3528
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There have been some interesting blockchain developments in the healthcare industry. I previously wrote about the Illinois Blockchain Initiative’s two healthcare pilots – one for provider identity management and the other for the birth registration process. Recently I learned about the launch of Change Healthcare’s blockchain network in January 2018. Also, I’ve been following the development of Diversity in Blockchain Inc. This is a non-profit committed to diversity in the blockchain industry being led by leading blockchain experts.   Blockchain in Healthcare Nashville-based Change Healthcare (a network of 800,000 physicians, 117,000 dentists and ...
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Embed Fonts into Word document for travel Special Symbols Display Incorrectly Erik is editing an English document for a client that uses a Spanish version of Word. If he inserts a TM symbol in the document, it shows up fine on his system. For the client, though, it shows as a lowercase "A" with two dots above it. Erik wonders how he can make sure that his symbols (such as TM) show up correctly on the client's system. There are a couple of things you should check out to see if it fixes your problem. First, you'll want to make sure that the client has installed, on his or her system, the same fonts you are using in the document. Assuming you are both using ...
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How to Restart Your PC’s Graphics Drivers Windows has a secret keyboard shortcut that restarts your video drivers. If your PC ever freezes, try this shortcut before restarting your PC—it could fix freezes that would otherwise require forcibly restarting your computer. To restart your graphics drivers, press   Win + Ctrl + Shift + B   on your keyboard. Your screen will go black for a split second and you’ll hear a beep. Everything will then reappear just as it was before you pressed the hotkey. All your current applications remain open, and you won’t lose any work. We even tried this shortcut while playing a PC game. The game kept running properly ...
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In an age where every news outlet from TMZ to the Wallstreet Journal is reporting what feels like daily data breaches, clients and government(s) are requiring us to train employees on data privacy/information security. More times than not we miss an opportunity to create a new culture. Security Awareness Training is not a fad. It will not be replaced by some other knee-jerk reaction to a global or market trend. As digital storage, mobile devices, and sharing of information continue to evolve, so must your program. This is not about buying off the shelf content to check a box during a client audit anymore. It is no longer about creating awareness. I think WannaCry, ...
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Last week was our KM Q2 Discussion. The overarching topic was Client Facing KM solutions. Attached is the recap of the conversation, for those who couldn't attend or would like a summary.  If you'd like to contact any of the panelists for any direct questions they were: - Vincent Colavita: vcolavita@akingump.com - Gwyn McAlpine: gmcalpine@perkinscoie.com - Amy Monaghan: amonaghan@perkinscoie.com We hope to see you next quarter! KM_Q2_Roundtable_Takeaway.pdf
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GDPR – Anyone Ready Yet? May 25 th is behind us and all sides involved were supposed to be ready. Let’s do a reality check… Is your Industry/Business ready for GDPR? According to the survey of 600 senior business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and Australia conducted by technology research firm Vanson Bourne on behalf of cyber security company Clearswift, as of October 2017 ( https://www.clearswift.com/about-us/pr/press-releases/gdpr-readiness-education-sector-rivals-technology-industry-race-towards-general-data ): “Only 1 in 4 businesses currently ready for GDPR, but a further 44% expect to be ready in ...
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Word and Outlook (2016) Creating Quick Parts There is an easy way to store frequently used text to insert quickly into an e-mail or a Word document Outlook: 1. Open a new E-Mail. 2. Click in the body of the e-mail 3. Type the text that you want to store 4. Select the text. 5. Click on the Insert tab. 6. Click on Quick Parts and then choose Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery. 7. Type a name for the text and then click on OK. 8. To insert the text, click on Quick Parts and click on the text that you want to insert. 9. OR type the first few characters of the quick part and press F3 to insert. Word: 1. Open a new document. 2. Type the text that ...
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GDPR: What is it? Who should know and why? Let a group of your peers who are leaders in their fields help you navigate this new and confusing roadmap. We promise we won't ask you to fold it back up when you're done! ( I mean who remembers how to do that anyway?) Time is running out to get your arms around what you and your firm needs to know. What better place than ILTA to lend a hand! #LegalSEC #GDPR #SecurityProfessionals #Security
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By now you have heard the news...the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect as of May 25, 2018.  Many companies have been actively preparing for GDPR for the past year.  Law firms have likely found themselves providing guidance to clients as part of these preparations.  But, has your law firm conducted their own GDPR assessment and prepared for compliance?  It is no small task!  Hopefully, the following will be helpful in confirming your GDPR readiness steps. Understand the regulation Of course, the first step in determining what needs to be done is understanding the regulation, itself. There are many ambiguities ...
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I recently stumbled upon a web post,   50 Popular Business Books Summarized in One Sentence Each ,   and appreciated authors Drake Baer and Mike Nudelman’s ability to synthesize entire books so succinctly.  For example, about Robert Cialdini’s   Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion : “[t]here are six universal principals that determine if people will change behavior – reciprocity, commitment, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.”  Okay, so one sentence is sometimes more like a teaser, but the list helped me decide which books to explore in greater depth.  It also made me realize how much I value recommendations from – and summaries by – peers.   ...
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GDPR Readiness - Three Steps to be Ready By: Karen Hornbeck With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or EU 2016/679, going into effect on May 25, organizations globally are taking various steps to be ready.  The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (data subjects), with broad-reaching impact for organizations both within and outside of the EU.  Working with multiple clients on GDPR readiness, a few key focus areas have arisen several times.  First, organizations must understand their specific roles and responsibilities as either data controllers, data processors, or ...
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How to Save Windows 10 Spotlight Lock Screen Pictures By   Andre Da Costa    The Windows 10 Spotlight feature provides beautiful backgrounds on your Lock Screen. These images are wallpaper worthy, too. Here’s how to find and save them. Windows 10 includes a limited collection of desktop backgrounds to choose. And, the  Windows Spotlight feature , previously limited to Windows 10 Home, became available in the Pro edition via the   November Update . It provides a travel log of stunning background images taken from around the world on your Lock Screen. Many of these are desktop worthy, too. Here’s how you can find and collect those pictures. ...
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​ Marketing technology has been a growing discipline in legal, and most people have heard the Gartner prediction from last year that CMO’s will soon outspend CIOs on technology (if they haven’t already). Last year ILTA published the first Marketing Technology white paper (our second is due out later this year). And this year we are launching the first marketing technology survey for law firms so we can start benchmarking the use of technology in legal marketing. In fact, the survey launches now. And here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ILTAMarketingTechnologySurvey . We want to get as many firms to participate as possible over the next three weeks – firms ...
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If you have been in the legal technology business for a while, chances are you have been involved in at least one document management system migration or upgrade.  My first was in 1996, helping to move a firm from Soft Solutions to DocsOpen.  Twenty-something years and at least a dozen projects later, I’m here to share some lesson learned in the trenches from countless projects by ILTA members. User Involvement and Training is Key There are few projects where user buy-in is more important than a DMS migration.  “Make sure you take the time to do a pilot!” says Jim Struve of Belin McCormick, P.C.  “Up-front involvement in configuration, and buy-in ...
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To Combine PDF’s and Keep File Names as Bookmarks Gather PDF’s in a folder on your computer. Click Start, All Programs, Nuance Power PDF Advanced, Create Assistant. The Nuance PDF Create Assistant dialog box will appear. OR in Nuance’s Power PDF, go File, New, and choose   Combine Multiple files to a single PDF Click   Add   and then choose   Open File . Browse to the folder that contains the PDF’s you want to combine.  Select the files you want to combine. Click   Open . Ensure that the files are in the correct order on the screen (they are sorted alphabetically by default). In the first picklist, select   Combine files ...
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Question:   How do I remove all the workspace shortcuts for a given user's My Matters subscription folder?   Answer You can actually do this from the Add Shortcuts dialog: in the user's FileSite or Desksite client, right-click on My Matters and select Add Shortcuts. Hold down Shift and click to select the range of workspace shortcuts to be deleted. Right-click on the selection and click Delete "workspace name" You will be prompted to confirm deletion of the selected number of workspace shortcuts - click Yes To Al
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