Tag Archives: encryption

Decrypting Encryption: Gaining Competence on Encryption for Your Practice

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Do you encrypt your e-mail when communicating with a client? Do you encrypt client files on your laptop? How can you ensure that the digital files entrusted to you are safe? Understanding the basics of digital encryption may sound like a monumental task, but our experts will break down the technicalities into digestible morsels. Lawyers are responsible for protecting the ...

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Encryption Made Easy: A Primer for Mac Users

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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 ...

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Practical Encryption: Emailing With Your Clients

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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 ...

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Practical Encryption: Backing Up Your Data

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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 ...

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