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Professional Liability Fund Practice Management Advisors

Cyber Liability and Data Breach


Overview
Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek, What NSA Surveillance Means to Law Firms: What Lawyers Need to Know About Cyber Security, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (February/March 2014). http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/14febmar/nsa.html ABA Center for Professional Development, Experts Warn Law Firms to Protect Themselves Against Cyberattacks, ABA News (February 2014). http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-newsarchives/2014/02/experts_warn_lawfir.html Jody R. Westby, Cybersecurity & Law Firms: A Business Risk, Law Practice Magazine (July/August 2013). http://www.americanbar.org/publications/law_practice_magazine/2013/july-august/cybersecurity-lawfirms.html Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek, E-Security Pros Offer 15 Tips to Help Law Firms Better Protect Sensitive Data, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (October 2012). http://www.osbar.org/_images/bulletin/12oct/Esecurity.pdf Melody Finnemore, The Data Dilemma: Law Firms Strive to Strengthen E-Security as Potential Threats Continue to Rise, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (October 2012). http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/12oct/security.html Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek, Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers ABA Law Practice Division (2012) https://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=5110741 (Use the PLF discount code OSBPLF to save at checkout). Data Security Resources Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center. (Thirteen resources on a wide variety of topics). http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/data-security

Check Scams
Beverly Michaelis, Dont Get Scammed! Fraud Prevention Tip, In Brief (September 2013). www.osbplf.org > In Brief. PLF CLE Program - Protecting Your Firm and Your Client from Scams, Fraud, and Financial Loss, (May 2013). www.osbplf.org Beverly Michaelis, Scam Update: New Ways They Can Get Your Money, In Brief (January 2013). www.osbplf.org > In Brief. Check Scams Become Even More Sophisticated and Generally Have No PLF Coverage, In Brief (October 2012). www.osbplf.org > In Brief.

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Sheila M. Blackford, Check Scams Becoming More Sophisticated, In Brief (November 2010). www.osbplf.org > In Brief. Kimi Nam, Check Scams Target Lawyers, In Brief (November 2008). www.osbplf.org > In Brief.

Copier Data Security


Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses, Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center (November 2010). http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus43-copier-data-security. Beverly Michaelis, Does Your Office Equipment Tell Secrets? Oregon Law Practice Management (April 2010). http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/2010/04/21/secrets/.

Data Breach Coverage from the PLF


Data Breach Coverage Continued in PLF Excess for 2014, In Brief (January 2014). www.osbplf.org > In Brief. Also see issues for October 2012 and January 2013.

Embezzlement
Beverly Michaelis, To Catch a Thief: How a Partner or Employee Can Steal from Your Firm, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (January 2010). https://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/10jan/practice.html PLF CLE Program - Trust Accounting: Your Financial and Ethical Responsibilities, (May 2011). www.osbplf.org PLF Book A Guide to Setting Up and Using Your Lawyer Trust Account (2011) www.osbplf.org. Carol Wilson and Richard W. Wingard, CPA, Protect Yourself from Embezzlement, In Brief (July 2002). www.osbplf.org > In Brief.

Encryption
Sam Glover, Encryption: Enabling Basic Client File Security, Lawyerist (February 2014). http://lawyerist.com/encryption-enabling-basic-client-filesecurity/?utm_content=buffere1597&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buff er Jared Correia, Layering Security in the Cloud: Client-Side Encryption, Law Practice TODAY (May 2012). http://www.americanbar.org/publications/law_practice_today_home/law_practice_today_archive/may12/l ayering-security-in-the-cloud-client-side-encryption.html FYI: Playing it Safe With Encryption, from the ABA LTRC. Addresses security resources, e-mail encryption, system encryption, and mobile storage encryption. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/departments_offices/legal_technology_resources/resources/charts_fy is/FYI_Playing_it_safe.html

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HIPAA - Privacy, Security, Data Breach, and Enforcement Rules


Kelly T. Hagan, Business Associate, Esq.: HIPAAs New Normal, In Brief (September 2013). www.osbplf.org > In Brief.

Identity Theft
Kimi Nam, Protect Client Information from Identity Theft, In Brief (June 2008). www.osbplf.org > In Brief. (Sample) Notice to Clients re Theft of Computer Equipment PLF Practice Aid. www.osbplf.org.

Lost/Stolen Client Files


What to do About Stolen/Lost Client Files, In Brief (October 2004). www.osbplf.org > In Brief.

Lost/Stolen Laptops and Mobile Devices


Beverly Michaelis, 12 Steps to Take Now if Your Laptop is Stolen, Oregon Law Practice Management (February 2011). http://oregonlawpracticemanagement.com/2011/02/02/12-steps-to-take-now-if-yourlaptop-is-stolen/ Beverly Michaelis, Easy to Use or Easy to Lose? How to Protect Mobile Devices, In Brief (August 2008). http://www.osbplf.org/docs/inbrief/Easy%20to%20Use%20Lose%20808.pdf. Contact author for updated article. Beverly Michaelis, Dee Crocker, and Steel Scharbach, Laptop Computers: Protecting Confidential Client Information, In Brief (October 2004). www.osbplf.org > In Brief.

Passwords and Anti-Malware Protection


Tim Lemieux, Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Things up by Using Passwords Properly, Avoid a Claim (April 2014). http://avoidaclaim.com/2014/protecting-yourself-from-cybercrime-dangerslock-things-up-by-using-passwords-properly/ Tim Lemieux, Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Avoid Infections with Antivirus and/or Antimalware Software, Avoid a Claim (April 2014). http://avoidaclaim.com/2014/protecting-yourself-fromcybercrime-dangers-avoid-infections-with-antivirus-andor-antimalware-software/

Questions?
Free and confidential practice management assistance is available to all Oregon lawyers through the PLFs Practice Management Advisor (PMA) Program. Call 503-639-6911 or 1-800-452-1639 (Toll-free in Oregon) or visit www.osbplf.org. To learn more about data breach coverage included in the PLF Excess Claims Made Plan, call Jeff Crawford or Emilee Preble at 503-639-6911 or 1-800-452-1639 (Toll-free in Oregon) or visit www.osbplf.org.

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