Sensei Pens Column For Above The Law
December 13, 2022
Above the Law featured Sensei article entitled “Holidays and Weekends: Prime Time For Cyberattacks” by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke. This article is the latest in a new monthly series entitled Cybersecurity: Tips From the Trenches with Sharon Nelson, Esq., John Simek and Michael Maschke of Sensei Enterprises. As noted authors and lecturers, Sharon, John and Michael speak on a variety of IT, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics subjects. They lecture throughout North America and have been interviewed by TIME, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Reuters, many newspapers and even Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine.
Did Your Law Firm Survive Thanksgiving?
We’re happy to say that our company survived – but we were attacked over 400 times between shutting the office down on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. All of the attacks originated from IP addresses registered to Microsoft (are you addressing this, Microsoft?).
Did we get a good night’s sleep that Wednesday? Sure. Good preparation for attacks means that, if the attack is unsuccessful, you don’t get alerts. We learned of all the attacks first thing Thanksgiving morning, with a full report to review over our morning coffee.