Using a weak password, particularly one that is shared across multiple services, provides an easy avenue for a data breach. Professionals are particularly at risk because they maintain client data — if a professional firm suffers a data breach, its clients are at risk too.
We explore and analyze current issues and relevant topics to help accountants, attorneys, architects and engineers, insurance agents and real estate brokers avoid a professional liability case.
If global warming has taught us anything, it is that we will face increasing natural disasters - storms, floods, forest fires, and other devastating weather events appear almost daily on the news. In St. Louis, record rainfall flooded the metro area in July 2022. And these natural disasters collide with an attorney's obligation to maintain client files.
Real estate agents and brokers often face difficult questions from their clients, who understandably ask important questions related to their property and sale contracts. Agents and brokers must be careful not to stray too close to the “unauthorized practice of law.”
One undercooked way to reduce the risk of professional liability is to use strong, unique passwords for logins. This article explains why and, most importantly, how.