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Is Your Firm Prepped for These Potential Disasters?

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. | Last updated on

If your firm burns down, will you have a backup plan? What if your office just loses internet for a day? Or your computer system gets hacked and held for ransom?

For every law firm, from the smallest solo practice to the biggest of BigLaw, these are very real possibilities. As a legal professional, you should be aware of such potential risks and have a plan in place to respond. To help you out, here are some disaster-aversion tips from the FindLaw archives.

1. When the Internet Goes Down, Will Your Practice Survive?

Even the most old-fashioned firms need the internet to work. Whether it's online research, client intake, electronic filing, or just checking your email, you need the web. Here's how to be ready in case it goes out.

2. How to Guard Against iPhone Ransom

Would you be able to get by if your smartphone was held for ransom? Probably, but it wouldn't be fun. Today's ransoms, of course, don't involve hooded men pulling up in a windowless van -- the more modern version involves hackers taking over your computer, files, and now phones. Here's how you can protect yourself.

3. 5 Types of Law Firm Data Breaches, From Human Error to Hacktivism

When it comes to data breaches, most of us think of nefarious hackers breaking into our computers from afar. That's certainly a common way breaches start. But it's not the only one.

4. LinkedIn Was Hacked: Here's How to Protect Yourself

LinkedIn has been hacked, Dropbox has been hacked, Yahoo has been hacked, the government has been hacked, even LexisNexis has been hacked. If your information, like your usernames and passwords, is out on the internet, there's a pretty good chance that it may have been exposed. Here's how to respond.

5. How to Create a Law Firm Disaster Recovery Plan

You can't avoid every risk out there. But when disaster strikes, you should be ready to get up and running again quickly. So start planning.

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