Patrick Brown is the Director of Information Security for Lawyers Mutual.  He has been designated a Fellow of Information Privacy by the IAPP as well as being a Certified Information Privacy Professional for US private sector and a Certified Information Privacy Manager.  He is always happy to talk about his collection of tinfoil hats or to discuss risk management advice and resources that you may find helpful - you may reach him at 800.662.8843 or

There’s a razor blade in my candy bar!

This is not a post about Halloween or urban legends, but something that can be just as scary.  We are talking about those hidden threats – places you would not always think of when considering the security of your network. The scariest of all is the one you don’t think of much, but it knows yo… Read More

Wait, I hired a hacker?!

The good news is, not likely. Why do we talk about internal threats when dealing with cyber security?  Research shows that about 28% of all data breaches are the result of internal actors.  (Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report) Most of the internal risks can be placed into three categorie… Read More

The Myth of Security by Anonymity

It is comforting to think of cyber threats as always targeting specific people or companies.  That allows us to believe that if we are small enough, are not involved in high-profile matters, or are outside of a big city that we are at a reduced risk for cyber attacks.  Unfortunately, this is a false s… Read More

New Year, New Rules

The new year dawned with the hope and promise of a new beginning, along with a resolution to exercise more.  If you are anything like me, your new year’s resolutions are already in danger of fading to a mere historical curiosity. One resolution you can make and check off the list this week is to rev… Read More

Who is My Lawyer?

This topic arises frequently in an office-sharing situation, and the more important question is, do your clients know and understand who their attorneys are – and who they are not?  While it may be tempting to try and “join forces” for advertising purposes, if you are not a law firm, then… Read More

Practice Pointers for New Lawyers

Congratulations on passing the Bar exam!  You have your degree and your license, now what do you do?  Here are a few items to consider and assist you as you begin your practice – whether as a solo attorney, starting a law firm, or joining an established practice. Become familiar with the NC S… Read More