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Legal Contract Automation

Legal Contract Automation

What is Contract Automation? Automation is often thought of as a topic far too complex for businesses to be able to benefit from without significant initial investments. This is simply not the case. As a Red Hat Business Partner we have assisted organisations of all sizes implement cutting-edge automation solutions on IT infrastructure, namely because legal services providers need to have a strong foundation before adopting a new technology. Automation often starts small and this applies equally to legal contract

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IT Security for Barristers

IT Security for Barristers As self-employed specialists who deal with sensitive data, a Barrister will often face complex IT Security requirements with very tight budgets. This is especially the case if your clients require Legal Aid, in fact at that point it would be fair to say your budget is near-nil. Hayachi Services are experts at working with legal and professional services firms, so even if your legal practice is an army of one, you are in safe hands with

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Implementing DevOps in Your Daily Operation

Implementing DevOps in Your Daily Operation When it comes to DevOps very few organisations can compete with our partner Red Hat. They even offer extensive and freely available knowledge on the subject – that is the joy of working with The Open Organisation. What is DevOps? To quote Red Hat: DevOps uses source code management systems and automated testing software to simplify the development process, while automated build and deployment tools streamline the work of the operations team. DevOps is effectively

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Making the most of Hybrid Working

Defining Hybrid Working Hybrid Working is treated as the best of both worlds between working in a ‘traditional’ office environment and working at home, or in leased premises. Some organisations refer to this as Work From Anywhere, or Agile Working. In practice this has its own technical challenges but the main issue firms may face when adopting Hybrid Working will be cultural – is the organisation ready to accommodate the fact that staff may be working in a setting where

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Chambers Cybersecurity: retaining business

Why your Chambers Cybersecurity posture affects retention of business The results of a GOV.UK survey(external link) released in March 2020 re-established that cyber security breaches are becoming ever more frequent. The UK Government found 46% of UK businesses and charities reported a cyber-attack during the year. Of those, 33% claimed they experienced a successful cyber-attack against their systems at least once a week in 2020 – up from 22% in 2017. This of course also applies to Barristers’ Chambers – and when you are self-employed there are two things you need to

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Agile Working and Tablet Computers

Agile Working using flexible solutions Many of our legal clients are facing significant challenges retaining their junior staff, as explored by Law and Broader founder Chrissie Wolfe. Many of these new hires are familiar with remote working, relaxed about data transfer and expect their employers to embrace more agile working practices such as only needing to be physically present in the office two days a week. Achieving this while maintaining high levels of service, accommodating for clients who require in-person

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Email Security

Email Security Email Security is the primary vector of attack for cyber-criminals; in short this means if you want cost-effective security, invest early in Email Security and Endpoint Security. When a cyber-criminal sends a Phishing email to you we highly recommend having a reporting process and tool ready to help you combat it. This can be through the NCSC’s reporting service or within your vendor’s systems. Often Phishing is used to validate information and identify people who are vulnerable to an

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IT Security for Small Business

IT Security for Small Business Small Business are not resistant to shocks, the Federation of Small Business advise that every year 50,000 small businesses close due to late payments but there are other threats that can result in not even being able to manage payments or cashflow. IT Security for Small Business will always be a challenge as SMEs need to balance the risks of a cyberattack with things like late payment. Cash in the bank is central to any business,

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Sustaining Network Security

Network Security – Making IT work Sustaining Network Security is fundamental to protecting your business. Many organisations will purchase a Firewall but fail to regularly patch (that is, update) their systems and this in turn creates vulnerabilities that cyber-criminals take advantage of. Many smaller businesses and charities naturally cannot afford annual penetration tests and monthly review of their IT Estates in order to confirm that everything is functional. This is despite 33% of new malware (Malicious Software) being file-less, and

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Good Information Security

What is good Information Security? Information Security is a very broad term, it accounts for the security of any information system that an organisation uses – ranging from smoke-signals to quantum computers. Good information security is flexible and works to classify information so that you can satisfy particular security requirements – such as data integrity over a secure line. This is best demonstrated by how governments classify information and how to treat it. To follow on from the example of

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