Paralegal Power Breaks are short information packed sessions that provide useful career information to paralegals at all career levels. Technology efficiency is not only about how to use legal software, but also encompasses ways to be aware and safe on-line. Cyber crime is at an all time high. These days it is not only important for paralegals to be knowledgeable about the law but also how to detect suspicious activity that can include ransomware, hacking, phishing attacks, corporate espionage, and other forms of cyber crime.
In the Legaltech News an article titled Recent Phishing Attacks Against Attorneys Highlight Legal's Ongoing Susceptibility discusses a phishing attack that specifically targeted law firms stating that the email was a notice from the Office of the State Attorney. With cyber criminals becoming more and more sophisticated it is important to be cautious about how law office communication technology is utilized. Cyber criminals can be light years ahead of the average legal professional and therefore go undetected until they have accomplished their goal of infecting a firm's entire server and/or holding data hostage until a certain sum of money is paid.
Follow these quick tips to avoid being a victim of cyber crime and exposing yourself and/or your firm's data:
This session will discuss the different types of cyber crimes that legal professionals are especially vulnerable of being the victim of, how to detect suspicious communications, and what to do if you become a victim.
Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 10:15 PST
Course Slides: Improving Client Relations
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Llynette Bealer has 20 years experience including working as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper for Junior Achievement of San Diego and various Business Improvement Districts in San Diego, CA. She has worked in mortgage bankruptcy for Chase Home Finance and various law firms.