Cybersecurity for Smaller Law Firms: Practical Advice for Protecting Your Firm (and Your Own Finances) from Online Threats
Approved by The Florida Bar for 1 hour of General CLE Credit including 1 hour of Technology CLE credit.
Cybersecurity is THE hot topic these days, especially for legal firms. However, most discussions about it either provide bland generalities with little practical advice or in-depth techno-speak that raises more questions than answers. Daniel Cohn of Dynamic Quest will provide a high-level discussion – in plain English – of cybersecurity in general, the real threats that are out there, and the practical steps and technologies you should have in place. The presentation is meant for owners, partners, and practice managers who may not be comfortable “talking tech” but need real-world information on policies, products, and solutions to keep their practice, their clients, and their staff safe. Daniel will discuss what security threats your firm will likely encounter and how to deal with them. This includes not just online threats but also cyberattacks that use social media, cellphones, and even in person “social engineering” to compromise security. The information presented will also empower your staff to protect themselves and avoid identity and financial theft. Lastly, Daniel will highlight some of the increased threats due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the upcoming mid-term elections, and other hot button issues, and what you should specifically be looking for in the days and weeks ahead.
Daniel Cohn is a Solutions Architect with Dynamic Quest. As a previous owner of a managed IT services company, Daniel combines his technical skills, business expertise, industry knowledge, and vast customer experience to craft tailored solutions for Dynamic Quest’s clients. Daniel acts as the “universal translator” between the client, the sales team, the project and support engineers, and administration and management, speaking the appropriate “language” of each group. This ensures that Dynamic Quest solutions meet all of the client’s needs and that all of Dynamic Quest’s departments function in harmony to deliver the best possible IT experience. Daniel grew up in Needham, MA and has been working with computers since he was in 7th grade. He attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, majoring in Computer Science. Upon graduating in 1984, Daniel took a job with IBM in Atlanta as a systems engineer. Over the years, Daniel became recognized as an expert in PC and local area network systems. In 1993, Daniel left IBM and founded Cohn Consulting Corporation, providing “Fortune 100″-class IT consulting and managed services to the small and medium business marketplace. Daniel and the Cohn Consulting Corporation team joined Dynamic Quest in 2020. His decades of experience and business acumen have helped companies across the US design, implement, and manage secure, reliable, high-performance and high-function local, cloud, and hybrid IT systems.
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