04 May 2017

File Sharing Service Causes Waiver of Attorney Client Privilege – Harleysville Insurance Company

It seems innocent enough. Your attorney shares a few files by sending a link from their unprotected cloud storage account. They expect that you’ll only see the files that they intended to send. But there are huge risks to this approach. This behavior can result in the waiver of attorney client privilege. In a recent case in Virginia, a judge ruled that Harleysville Insurance Company had waived its right to attorney client privilege when it made... Read more...

04 Oct 2016

THE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTH DAKOTA APPROVES RPOST AS A MEMBER BENEFIT TO PROVIDE CYBER SECURITY RESOURCES

Los Angeles, California — October 5, 2016 —The State Bar Association of North Dakota has approved RPost’s RMail® service as a member benefit. An all-in-one email extension for security, compliance, and productivity, RMail integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook and Gmail, the two main email platforms used by legal professionals. “Attorneys want to protect their client data from the risk of email hacking. RMail ensures email security... Read more...

08 Sep 2016

The Chicago Bar Association Approves RPost as a Member Benefit to Provide Cyber Security Resources

Los Angeles, California — September 8, 2016 — The Chicago Bar Association has approved RPost’s RMail® service as a member benefit. An all-in-one email extension for security, compliance, and productivity, RMail integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook and Gmail, the two main email platforms used by legal professionals. “Lawyers rely on email to communicate with clients, but changes to the rules of professional conduct, regulatory and... Read more...

03 Jun 2016

E-Signatures Empower Your Business Processes

E-signature technology offers much more than just the ability to get a document signed remotely. E-signature technology also provides businesses with the opportunity to completely reinvigorate decades-old business processes, enhance productivity, and automate mundane work flows. Are e-signatures legal? US ESIGN law states, in short, that a legal e-signature is a sound, symbol, or mark, made with intent to sign. In short, yes. Will an e-signed document... Read more...

09 May 2016

ABA Model Rule Supports Email Encryption

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Lawyers have always had a duty to be competent in technology, but the ABA Model Rule put this duty in writing, impacting cybersecurity practices. Twenty states have followed the ABA’s lead and adopted a duty of technological competence, all but requiring encryption. In 2012, the American Bar Association approved a number of changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Of particular interest is the comment to Model Rule 1.1: To maintain the... Read more...

07 Apr 2016

Does the New Era of Mega-Leaks Obsolete Attorney-Client Privilege?

On Sunday, more than a hundred media outlets around the world, coordinated by the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”), released stories on the “Panama Papers”, which is an exposé of private client and internal work product emails and other files.  More than 5 million emails and files were stolen from within the IT systems of the exclusive Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.... Read more...

24 Mar 2016

Understanding Common Misconceptions about Email Delivery (Part 3)

In the final part of our three part series on common misconceptions about email delivery, we’ll discuss a type of system that many attorneys use and believe can prove fact of e-delivery. Some attorneys send (or advise clients to send) disclosure documents using a link-retrieval system. The recipient receives a link to download the document. A record of the delivery of the disclosure document generally would protect the sender in certain future disputes... Read more...

22 Mar 2016

STATE BAR OF TEXAS APPROVES RPOST AS A MEMBER BENEFIT TO PROVIDE CYBER SECURITY RESOURCES

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Plano, Texas — March 22, 2016— The State Bar of Texas has approved RMail by RPost as a member resource for cyber security. Winner of the World Mail Award for “Best in Security” and a long-time preferred provider of The State Bar of Texas, RPost offers RMail® as an all-in-one email extension for security, compliance, and productivity. RMail can easily be added to Microsoft Outlook and Gmail, the two main email platforms used by Texas... Read more...

18 Feb 2016

Fake CEO Email Lures $480K Transfer, Cyber Insurance Policy Denies Coverage of Loss

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Businesses cannot rely solely on cyber insurance policies to protect themselves and their clients from certain cybercrimes. In a recent case, Chubb Insurance refused to cover a cyber security loss of $480,000 despite the fact that Chubb had insured the victimized company for computer funds transfer fraud. The case involved a cyber insurance policy issued to Houston-based Ameriforge Group Inc. (AFGlobal Corp.) by a division of Chubb Group. Criminals... Read more...

08 Jan 2016

Email Encryption: Choosing the Right System

Email encryption systems often advertise identical benefits, but there are some critical differences that you should understand before choosing a system. Below we outline three different methods: True Direct Delivery, Secure Store and Forward and Public Key Exchange. The best method for security and ease of use is the “True Direct Delivery” method employed in RMail services, a member benefit of The Florida Bar. 1. True Direct Delivery – This... Read more...