Security Training: Only Ongoing Campaigns Deliver Ongoing Success

I recently got a call from a law firm that was looking for a trainer to come in and provide a full day of classroom-based training covering phishing, ransomware and other cybersecurity threats. Of course, I was thrilled to be first on her list of vendors to call, but I also felt obligated to give her some advice. Namely: one-off, classroom-based trainings won’t deliver ongoing security awareness among employees. And classroom-based trainings are expensive! Instead, I suggested that she adopt a training program that provides continuous education and tests (via fake phishing campaigns) so that employees develop a deeper, more lasting awareness of the many ways their law firm is under attack ev

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in Law Firms

(Note! At the bottom of this article about compliance training, I share some important information especially for New York law firms. Read on!) For the most part, when I get up on my weekly blogging soapbox, I wax on about tech skills, such as MS 2016 migrations, cybersecurity and learning management systems. But in my travels and chats with trainers across the legal industry, I have learned that human resources professionals are clamoring for compliance courses that cover people skills! How should you behavein the work environment? What is appropriate or inappropriate? I know that many people think the answers to those questions are obvious, but as we become a globalized society, we often h

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is a big deal! In fact, this national awareness month was established by the Department of Homeland Security 15 years ago when it became increasingly apparent that our very democracy was vulnerable to attack in a brand new way – electronically. In the not-too-distant past, Americans scarcely worried about threats to our borders, let alone to the computers sitting on our desks… and our bank accounts, our credit reports, our very identities. Yet here we are today in 2018 when it feels like we are most vulnerable online. Can you even imagine traveling back in time and trying to explain this threat to your grandparents? “In the future, ther

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP To Host Ethics Training on Technology

CLE Event Encourages Attorneys to Become Tech Savvy Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is hosting an ethics CLE titled “Uphold Your Firm’s Professional Duty to be Tech Savvy” on October 25 from 12:00-1:30 p.m., led by Doug Striker of Savvy Training & Consulting. Columbus-area attorneys are encouraged to register for the event, as well as law firm technology professionals. Attorney participants will receive a free ethics credit. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently adopted a change to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to clarify that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law and its practice but also in technology. The October 25 training will outline a step-by

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney To Host Ethics Training on Technology

ILTA Event Encourages Attorneys to Become Tech Savvy Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. is hosting an ILTA Roadshow course titled “Uphold Your Firm’s Professional Duty to be Tech Savvy” on October 17 from 12:00-1:30 p.m., led by Doug Striker of Savvy Training & Consulting. New York-based attorneys are encouraged to register for the event, as well as law firm technology professionals. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently adopted a change to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to clarify that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law and its practice but also in technology. The October 17 training will outline a step-by-step process for creating a learning c

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