Child Porn Phishing Attack

Child Porn Phishing Attack

Oh my. Bad guys have come up with a sinister new strain of blackmail/sextortion. Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, the bad guys sink lower.
Eric Howes, KnowBe4's Principal Lab Researcher sent me a screenshot of an attack now live out there in the wild. It claims the CIA will bust you for child porn unless you pay 5,000 dollars and only then "your records will be deleted".

ABA Formal Opinion No. 483

ABA Formal Opinion No. 483

What’s your plan? New ethics opinion requires lawyers to take steps to protect client data from cyber threats.

Hackers have increasingly targeted lawyers and law firms for the treasure trove of confidential information in their possession, including trade secrets, pending business deals, financial information, and personal data. These attacks have resulted in numerous data breaches compromising confidential client information at firms of all sizes in recent years.

iManage Partnership

iManage Partnership

MINNEAPOLIS – December 19, 2018 - Element Technologies LLC, having recently combined with ADV Document Systems, Inc, announces their partnership agreement with iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work.

Lawyer's Responsibility

Lawyer's Responsibility

One of the many important roles of a lawyer is to mitigate risk to his or her clients. Each day, we learn more about the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats that pose a risk for lawyers serving their clients. In today’s world, it is not really a question of “if” your law firm will be the target of a cybersecurity breach, but a question of “when”. There are even websites that exist which identify specific law firms as targets because they are known to be vulnerable and penetrable to those who wish to exploit them.

Element and ADV Combine

Element and ADV Combine

September 19, 2018 - Minneapolis - Element Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce they have combined companies with ADV. As market leaders in their respective industries, this combination provides clients with a seamless experience around information technology, information management, and cybersecurity. Both ADV and Element have worked together on numerous projects which has helped make the combination of these companies a reality.

Hack of 92 Million Accounts

Hack of 92 Million Accounts

On MyHeritage DNA Testing Service Highlights The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

On Monday June 4th, Motherboard reported that DNA testing and genealogy website MyHeritage suffered a security breach in October 2017. A security researcher discovered a file located outside MyHeritage’s servers with email addresses and password hashes for over 92 million MyHeritage accounts. According to a statement from MyHeritage, no other data was compromised (MyHeritage does […]

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Element Recognized by WatchGuard

Element Recognized by WatchGuard

Minneapolis, MN – May 21, 2018 – Element Technologies, LLC announced today that WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products, has recognized it as the North America End User Project of the Year winner in the company’s 2018 Partner Awards program. WatchGuard and its channel community gathered in Miami, Florida, to celebrate another year of tremendous growth and momentum, and honor top-performing partners.

Red Five and Element Announce Strategic Alliance.

Red Five and Element Announce Strategic Alliance.

McLean, Va. (May 14, 2018) – Red Five, an internationally recognized, private security and management consulting company, and Element, a leader in information technology, cloud and advisory services, today announced a Strategic Alliance designed to focus on providing leading-edge security solutions for private clients and families, family offices and high net-worth individuals. The offerings will bring together physical security plans and execution with an enhanced level of cybersecurity risk assessment and information technology management.

MELTDOWN & SPECTRE VULNERABILITIES

MELTDOWN & SPECTRE VULNERABILITIES

Back in June of 2017, researchers at Google Project Zero and a few other academic institutions and security firms discovered two vulnerabilities that have been codenamed Meltdown and Spectre. Both are fundamental flaws in the design of the processors that power almost all modern computers, tablets, and smart phones. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to access the entire memory contents of an affected system. This would allow someone to steal passwords, encryption keys, and other sensitive data that is normally only accessible to the operating system.

WI-FI VULNERABILITY - WPA & WPA2 REQUIRE UPDATES

WI-FI VULNERABILITY - WPA & WPA2 REQUIRE UPDATES

On October 16, 2017, security researchers announced several vulnerabilities in the WPA/WPA2 encryption protocol that affect countless Wi-Fi enabled devices worldwide. As a result of KRACK, Wi-Fi data streams, including passwords and personal data, can be intercepted, decrypted, and modified without a user’s knowledge. This security flaw means that, for vulnerable clients and access points, WPA- and WPA2-encrypted Wi-Fi traffic is potentially exposed until certain steps are taken to remediate the issue.

Three Minnesota-Based Firms

Three Minnesota-Based Firms

alt Lake City, UT – October 3, 2017 – NetDocuments, the leading cloud-based document and email management (DMS) platform for law firms and corporate legal departments, announced today that McCollum Crowley, Bassford Remele, and Zimmerman Reed selected NetDocuments for improved security, efficiency, and usability across their offices and legal professionals.

Equifax Phishing Attacks to be expected

Equifax Phishing Attacks to be expected

Cyber criminals have stolen 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At this point you have to assume that the bad guys have highly personal information that they can use to trick you. You need to watch out for the following things:

Element Becomes Netdocuments Certified

Element Becomes Netdocuments Certified

Element Technologies, LLC, a leader in information technology services to law firms is proud to announce it is now a certified NetDocuments Partner. Element continues its commitment to lead the industry in technology services for law firms. “Today we have forged a partnership with NetDocuments to deliver best of breed cloud-based document management to the legal community”