Tag Archives: encryption

Encryption Made Easy:  A Primer for Mac Users

Encryption Made Easy: A Primer for Mac Users

By now (if you’ve read even one or two Law Technology Today posts), you know the importance of protecting your electronic data.  Encryption, of course, can be utilized to secure your data, and in some jurisdictions, is required to secure certain types of data.  If you are a Mac user, you can encrypt data with tools built into the Mac ... Read More »

Practical Encryption: Emailing With Your Clients

Practical Encryption: Emailing With Your Clients

Scenario:  You need to exchange sensitive documents with your client, but in the digital age, printing and mailing physical documents seems slow, expensive, and not exactly “green.” Typical Solution:  Virtually all lawyers rely on email as a primary communication tool, so when it comes time to send documents, they go right into email along with everything else. Problem: There are ... Read More »

Practical Encryption: Backing Up Your Data

Practical Encryption: Backing Up Your Data

Scenario: Like most law firms, your data is growing day by day and you want to make sure you’re both (a) backing up that data, and (b) keeping the data secure. Typical Solution: While most lawyers have developed good habits regarding backup, the security of that backup file is rarely discussed or addressed.  Files are often simply copied to an ... Read More »

Practical Encryption: Files on the Go

Practical Encryption: Files on the Go

Scenario: You’re headed out of the office for a series of meetings and you want to bring some electronic documents with you –open files you’re working on, a draft of a presentation, etc. – but you don’t want to carry around your full laptop. Typical Solution: Grab one of the thumb drives from the pile you probably have in your ... Read More »

Data Encryption: Quick Security Tip

Data encryption has become an increasingly important practice, especially for attorneys who often hold an abundance of valuable information. This quick tutorial explains that a document that is simply password protected is not encrypted, why encryption is important, and shares methods for encrypting. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies ... Read More »

Five Simple Strategies for a More Secure Practice

Five Simple Strategies for a More Secure Practice

Information is currency in our technology driven economy, and lawyers tend to hold a lot of valuable information. Unfortunately, that makes lawyers and law firms attractive targets for a variety of scammers, thieves, and general n’er-do-wells. What can you do to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients? In this 30 minute webinar brought to you by the Legal Technology ... Read More »

Should Lawyers Use Encryption?

Should Lawyers Use Encryption?

In the 104th edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss encryption. The recent news coverage of the NSA surveillance has everyone talking about who can access their data, and this is especially relevant to practicing attorneys,  who have to consider both their own data as well as that of their clients. According to your hosts, 30% of lawyers are using encryption ... Read More »

Encrypting Email with Enlocked

Encrypting Email with Enlocked

In my last post for Law Technology Today, I wrote about BoxCryptor and encrypting documents stored in Dropbox and SkyDrive: Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor.    As you know from that post, I was impressed with BoxCryptor, but I was still searching for an easy way to encrypt emails sent from my Gmail account, which is web-based.   I was therefore excited to ... Read More »

Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor

Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor

I have been looking for an easy and affordable way to encrypt my electronic documents stored in the cloud.  My preferred cloud storage options at this time are either Microsoft SkyDrive or Dropbox.  However, neither provide me with complete assurance that their existing security adequately protects documents that I want to keep completely confidential. After trying Viivo (formerly SecretSync) I found ... Read More »