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3 Tips To Use Windows 10 Like an Expert

For those who remember the good ole days when Windows 7 replaced Windows X: happy days are here again.

In January 2020 Microsoft is sun-setting Windows 7 which means for business & firm owners, staff members and IT, more work and more to learn.

You’re probably saying, “I hate Windows 10” and honestly, I understand.

IT Outsourcing Checklist

Let me guess:
"Our IT guy has us covered" or "we trust them to take care of that for us".
How can you tell if your IT guy is putting your law license, reputation, money and staff at risk? If you always just "trust" them, you'll never know until it's too late and then you've lost $10,000-$20,000 in repair bills (to the IT guy no less), dozens of customers, respect of your colleagues (except the ones that took your clients) and hundreds of billable hours.

3 Ways To Avoid Unsafe Web Links in Email

Email based malware injections comprise 85% of all successful hacking attempts on law firms and business.
Hackers constantly search for better ways to trick users into clicking on their email links and attachments so they can exploit your business.

The use of web links in emails and email attachments are increasingly used more than any other malware delivery system but how can you or your staff be sure a web link is safe to use?

Here are a few tips to help avoid a bad click:
Hover Over the Link
In Outlook, Outlook Mobile you can often “hover” your mouse over the web link in question and most often see the actual website destination the link will take you to when you click it.

Mimecast Secure Email and Automatic Data Loss Prevention

When Law Firms, SMB and Enterprise IT think of advanced email security, they very often think of Mimecast.  Mimecast specializing in Cloud-based Advanced Email Security for Microsoft Office 365 and on-premise Microsoft Exchange. Mimecast suite of solution stack consist of 3 main product lines: Security, Archiving, and Email Continuity service (Email Continuity is unique to the email security and spam filtering product space).  Many businesses are already using Mimecast to protect their company from email-borne malware and viruses that are potential hacker scams and attacks.

3 Teamwork Gains with Microsoft Teams

Gain immediate wins with Microsoft Teams in less than 2-days.
Management wins when staff work consistently
When management doesn't give workers the tools they need to do their best, team members are resourceful in finding better ways to work together, share files and communicate with multiple inside & outside colleagues.

Microsoft Requiring Partner Security

In a continuous effort to protect customers, Microsoft Partners in the US just received notice to meet Microsoft security requirements on August 1, 2019 or else.

The new security requirement is aimed at a very specific partner segment in which SpliceNet transacts: Cloud Solution Providers or “CSP”. As a CSP, we provide companies and law firms Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure subscriptions and other related Microsoft subscription services including Security products.

New eBay Gift Card Scam

So yet again, I bring you another scam. This time I bring you a unique eCommerce scam. Here’s the run down, this person was attempting to purchase a car off the popular app OfferUp. The seller mentioned that this car had been highly sought after recently and wanted a fee to hold the car for them.

Facebook Scams

Although most who watch this would never fall for this scam but many of our elderly and young Americans would. Warn your loved ones that criminal fraudsters can impersonate anyone’s (my mother-in-law in this case) Facebook account and get them to fall for costly tricks.

Office 365 enhancements for iOS and Mac

Good news for Office 365 subscribers who use Apple devices: Microsoft apps now seamlessly integrate with the Apple ecosystem, which means working on documents is now much easier on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Here are some of those key capabilities.
Co-authoring in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Apple users can now co-edit documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Gaping Hole In Your Security

To explain your security hole I'll use an analogy:

A typical law firm’s cyber threat protection is like home security:

Most homes have a solid front door with a locking handle, deadbolt and peep hole (your network Firewall)
Most homes have blinds or curtains in your windows and typical window locks that flip to lock (your computer Antivirus)
If your home has a sliding glass door for your patio or balcony you might have a “bar” to ensure if the lock is shimmied bad guys can’t slide the door open (Spam filtering software)
And finally on your garage door, there’s a lock that is probably not set because the garage door opener holds the door shut.