Latest Publications

My latest published work:

  • Join us on November 7 for our ALA Solutions Series Webcast on Mitigating Legal Technology Risks. In the webinar, we’ll explore strategies for safeguarding your law firm against risk. Industry experts will discuss how to identify, assess, and…
  • Introduction Since the beginning of this decade, I’ve lived through a winter storm that caused cascading infrastructure failures in Austin, Texas, and a pandemic that affected the entire world. Now, I’m getting to experience a water crisis in…
  • This week, international cybersecurity authorities issued a Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) for malicious activity detected from Volt Typhoon, a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actor that impacts networks across U.S. critical…
  • As technology evolves, law firms face increasing challenges in protecting their sensitive data from cyber threats. The legal industry, in particular, is a prime target for cybercriminals due to the high value of the information they hold, including…
  • We’ve seen the news reports of people asking ChatGPT all sorts of questions and receiving responses eliciting reactions that vary from awestruck at the intelligence of the software to incredulous laughter at its mistakes and, sometimes, outright…
  • Are you considering upgrading your current communications solution? Join Innovative Computing Systems and oue partners, 8×8, on February 22, 2023, at 11:00 am PST to hear the benefits of moving to a cloud-based communications solution from…
  • The end of 2022 closes out two years of high uncertainty—a pandemic, supply-chain delays, a war, market downturns and crypto implosions, among other complications—leaving many law firms wondering how and where to align their technology budgets for…
  • Microsoft has reported two new vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-41040 & CVE-2022-41082) affecting on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019. Microsoft has observed limited, targeted attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities to compromise…
  • Litera recently created a video we believe you will find informative and helpful in planning for the many upcoming end-of-life dates for iManage and related solutions (e.g., cleanDocs, compareDocs, MS Server 2012R2, MS Basic Authentication). The…
  • Litera recently created a video we believe you will find informative and helpful in planning for the many upcoming end-of-life dates for iManage and related solutions (e.g., cleanDocs, compareDocs, MS Server 2012R2, MS Basic Authentication). The…

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