Cybersecurity

NSA Report Offers Practical, Plain Language Guidance About Securing VOIP Systems

The NSA has released a cybersecurity report on how to better secure Voice and Video Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) systems. These systems allows you to make calls using an Internet connection rather than a regular phone line and combine voice, video, and instant messaging. The report is helpful and provides easy-to-understand guidance on how to protect these communications from vulnerabilities and hackers and limit the risk to data confidentiality. Click here to visit the NSA website and to download the report, which presents (1) best practices for the secure use of these technologies, and (2) ways to prevent vulnerabilities. At Integrated Technology Services, LLC , we provide guidance to law […]

Competence – A crucial requirement for lawyers during, and after, the pandemic

It is incompetent for a lawyer to believe, let alone say or write that “It is illegal [for a lawyer] to text or email anything of substance.” The statement is also completely wrong, legally and ethically. Yet one lawyer, an ethics “maven” no loss, who writes a column for a major local legal newspaper, actually wrote those completely inaccurate words as part of his lament that – because of COVID-19 – he can no longer work in the same type of law office common in 1973, when he received his law license, you know, when Richard Nixon was President. The Rules of Ethics require lawyers to provide “competent” representation, which […]

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