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Tabush Group's Cloud & Managed IT Blog

To Pay or Not To Pay: How to Handle a Ransomware Demand

Ransomware attacks are ever-growing threats, and law firms need to be prepared. Becoming locked out of your network or applications creates a massive roadblock, costing your firm time, money, and even its reputation. Not only are ransomware attacks becoming more sophisticated, but they are increasingly directed at law firms due to the sensitive nature and high value of their data. If your firm is hit with a ransomware attack, should you pay the ransom?

With Cloud Service Providers, You Get More Than a Whole IT Department

Many firms have been turning to cloud for the myriad of benefits it brings. But attempting to move and maintain your firm on the cloud on your own will come with challenges and robust staffing requirements. A better solution would be to turn to a cloud service provider that can offer your firm more than an internal team alone, while also easing your IT concerns. Partnering with a good cloud service provider ensures your firm’s productivity and security while allowing you to focus on your business and clients. Here are the top 5 ways that working with a cloud service provider gives you more than an entire in-house IT department.

How Law Firms Can Safely Store Files in the Cloud

Today, nearly everyone stores something in the cloud, whether it be photos, music, or documents. Cloud backs up your files, alleviates the need to purchase costly extra storage, and easily makes your files accessible from multiple devices. But one must take different factors into account when considering cloud for personal use versus cloud for professional use.

5 Signs Your Law Firm’s Technology Needs Updating

With technology constantly evolving, problems can arise if your law firm fails to keep pace with the changes. The consequences of antiquated technology can adversely impact a law firm’s bottom line in multiple ways, from inefficiency and security concerns to dissatisfied clients and staff. Here are five signs that your firm’s technology may need attention. 

Cybersecurity Training for Law Firms: 5 Things Everyone Should Know

Cybersecurity attacks are becoming more sophisticated and rampant, so it is vital for law firms to take necessary precautions. But cybersecurity is not just a management or IT issue. In fact, everyone at your firm who has a computer needs to play a role to ensure your firm’s systems and data remain secure. 

Benefits of Managed Services for Small to Midsize Firms

Small to midsize firms lack the resources of larger enterprises, but still have the enterprise-size IT needs and security requirements. Whether you’re a firm with a small in-house IT team or no IT team at all, everyone relies so heavily on technology that it is essential not to take any shortcuts. With limited resources, the best way for small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) to build, optimize, support, and defend their technology and infrastructure is by working with a Managed IT Service Provider (MSP). Here are 5 reasons to consider partnering with an MSP to ease the IT burdens your firm faces.

Cyber Incident Response Plan: What Is It and Why Your Firm Needs One

With cybersecurity incidents becoming more rampant, firms are realizing that it is no longer a matter of “if” your firm will be breached, but rather “when” it will occur. Cyber criminals are more sophisticated than ever, with new and evolving tactics employed to steal valuable business information. Of course, the first line of defense is proactive protection, but if those measures fail, how does your firm know what to do in the case of a cybersecurity incident? The best course of action is to have a strong cyber incident response plan.

Why More Law Firms Are Moving to Private Cloud Solutions

Law firms have traditionally been late adopters of new technologies, including cloud solutions. But recent events, including high-profile data breaches by increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals and the rapid transition to flexible workplaces in the wake of the pandemic, have pushed more law firms to take the plunge and migrate to a private cloud. 
 

Protecting Your Law Firm from Ransomware Attacks

Law firms are a prime target of cybersecurity attacks because they deal with confidential data, and many do not have the proper security protocols in place. An October 2020 report from the American Bar Association shows that the number of firms who experienced a security breach (such as a lost/stolen computer or smartphone, hacker, break-in, or website exploit) increased over the prior year: 29% of respondents compared to 26% in 2019. One of the most costly forms of a cybersecurity attack in terms of time and resources is ransomware. Let us explore what ransomware is and how to protect your firm.