06
Apr

NYC Announces City’s First-Ever Cybersecurity Initiative

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Via NYC.gov: Mayor Bill de Blasio has a announced “NYC Secure“, New York City’s first ever cyber-security initiative. NYC Secure will defend New Yorkers from malicious cyber activity on mobile devices, across public Wi-Fi networks, and beyond. The first NYC Secure programs will include a free City-sponsored smartphone protection app that, when installed, will issue […]

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12
Jan

Meltdown and Spectre: The Pain Has Only Just Begun

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Ars Technica has published an excellent in-depth article detailing how the upcoming software and hardware patches designed to deal with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities will likely have a negative impact on computer performance. To recap: modern high-performance processors perform what is called speculative execution. They will make assumptions about which way branches in the code […]

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09
Jan

Just-Tech Will Be the LSC Innovations in Technology Conference

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Heading down to New Orleans for LSC’s Innovations in Technology Conference this week? Be sure to be on the lookout for Just-Tech’s Founder and President, John Greiner, and Senior Consultant, Anna Steele. On Tuesday, Anna will be participating in the pre-conference hackathon, and John will be joining members of the legal services technology community in […]

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02
Jan

I.T. Spending versus Budgeting

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As a IT professional, working for many different types of companies and organizations, you get the feeling you’re a bird on the window sill, peering in, observing the culture, watching the daily workflow; not fully understanding it, yet somehow a part of it, unseen in the background. Over the course of the past twenty years, […]

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03
Nov

Westlaw: Blockchain 101

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Thomson Reuters (aka: Westlaw) has a introductory primer up on the increased use of blockchain technologies in both the financial and legal sectors. Blockchain 101 [Note: The article is partially pay-walled, so to read the full piece you will need a Westlaw login.]

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17
Oct

KRACK Attack Opens Your Wi-Fi Networks to Snooping

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Mathy VanHoef, a researcher with the imec-DistriNet Research Group at University of Leuven, Belgium has released a paper titled Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2 which details a major vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security protocol. Per VanHoef’s release notes: [A]ttackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously […]

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05
Oct

Yahoo!’s 2013 Data Breach Was FAR Worse Than Reported

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Via Bloomberg: “Yahoo! Triples Likely Scope of 2013 Hack to 3 Billion Users” If you’ve ever had a Yahoo! account, the following sentence is not going to help your blood pressure: Yahoo, the internet company acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. this year, now believes a 2013 security breach exposed all 3 billion of its users […]

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15
Sep

2017 Tech Forward Conference

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Join Tech Impact and the nonprofit community for a 3-day event to engage, learn and envision how technology can transform the way we work as nonprofits. Catered to nonprofit employees in varying roles looking to use technology in a more effective way, Tech Forward will provide a forum to encourage discussion on the need to […]

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08
Sep

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Do

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The Equifax data breach affects some 143 million people, or, once you [hopefully] factor out children and people with supposedly no credit history to track, roughly 44% of the total population of the United States. Should you be alarmed? Yes. Absolutely. But what practical steps can you take now to protect yourself, or minimize the […]

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06
Sep

Disaster To-Go Bags and Technology

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After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, we’re looking at Irma coming into Florida (and other states) in the next few days. While people who live in hurricane areas should be ready to evacuate in the face of storms, everyone everywhere would do well to have a “To-Go” or “Bugout” Bag at the ready (wildfires, blizzards, […]

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