Keeping up with Technology (not to be confused with KUWTK)

I’m going to discuss two ways of keeping up with technology, one being staying safe and the other being efficient programs.  This may be one of those blogs where you want to just yawn, but if you are client of the firm, we have your files and we just want you to know that we do our best to keep everything safe and secure.

We keep hearing horror stories of emails being hacked and files being held for ransom.  This scares me from both a personal and working point of view.  Why, because the cyber criminals are getting smarter as the anti-viruses are getting stronger.  They just seem to be one step ahead of us.

As a law firm, we do not hold ourselves out as being proficient with computers and programs, however, we strive on ensuring that our emails and stored files are secure.  How do we do that?  By having a good IT department. 

A good IT department is vital to any company to ensure that their systems and networks remain safe and secure.  They ensure we are equipped with the knowledge to know the difference between a legitimate email and a phishing email.

Have you ever received an email from your “boss”, but the email address just didn’t look right, or the tone of it was just a bit off?  I have, and that email was asking me to send a money transfer. 

Thankfully our IT department has made sure that we know what to look for in a phishing email.  IT department was contacted and we have not received an email of that nature since.  That doesn’t mean that we don’t get those kinds of emails, but they are few and far between.

When it comes to programs that could make our life easier, our IT will make us aware of those new and upcoming products that could be useful.  Let me tell you, we have had some lifesaver programs come our way. 

Additionally, our systems are constantly updated to ensure everything is running smoothly.  Another thing that we consider is the capability of working from home and keeping those computers, and mobile devices secure.  Our IT also manages those systems and makes sure those are all up to par as well. 

So just know, we are keeping our emails secure and doing our best to keep your files safe.

How is your IT department?  Do they know your business and know what you need?  Ours does and that is what makes our jobs just a little bit easier.  

Christine Allan, Law Clerk

callan@andriessen.ca