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With how many different ways there are to hack into a system and the fact that the insurance industry has entered the cybersecurity insurance game, it may actually matter how you get hacked, and how the hackers cause you harm ... at least if you have cyber insurance.

Simply put, like any other insurance policy, cyber insurance policies do contain exclusions. Unfortunately, for unsophisticated but insured users of hackable technology, failing to use security protocols required by an insurer could lead to a denial of coverage. For employers, ensuring your workers are actually using the security measures can be a real challenge.

Now that spring is officially here, families are going away for spring break, and gearing up for summer vacations. And while you may only be fortunate enough to get a working vacation, if you have the right tech accessories, you won't have to stay behind at the hotel while the rest of the family hits the beach.

When it comes to the basics of working from the beach, you will definitely want shelter from the sun, a sand-proof towel, a comfy beach chair, and, of course, your smartphone and laptop. In addition to these basic items, the following tech accessories will surely make working from the beach a breeze.

Early adopters of technology can often be made fun of for all sorts of various reasons. However, some businesses have directly felt how impactful having the right technology can be. And if you can get your hands on that before your competition, you could be looking at a serious competitive advantage.

But that doesn't mean you should blindly go about being an early adopter of every new piece of tech you find interesting, or think might be helpful. There are definite risks to implementing new tech into any business, and for lawyers, one of those risks could be your entire license and livelihood. To that end, below, you'll find three reasons why you might consider not being an early tech adopter.

Can Law Firms Be App Based?

When it comes to providing legal services, the future looks increasingly digital. While certain functions may still require in-person contact with clients and people, more and more can be done from the palm of your hand these days.

While lawyers can effectively (though maybe not as efficiently) do 99 percent of the job on a smartphone, the apps that cater to legal consumers are generally lacking. This is due to the fact that apps and online services do not generally provide the same level of full service as a traditional law firm does. However, with the pace of legal technology, that may be changing.

For many lawyers, a big part of the job involves talking on the phone. And whether you're talking to a client, a witness, an adversary, or anyone for that matter, keeping your hands free for typing or taking notes or flipping through you calendar can be rather helpful.

Basically, you need headphones, or a good headset. But really, since it is 2018, you need wireless headphones. Holding a smartphone, or (gasp) a traditional receiver, up to your ear isn't too terribly inconvenient, but being able to use it for your calendar, email, and web while you're on it is a game changer. And while the speakerphone option is always there, that's a disrespect reserved only for your least favorite opposing counsel, and an option that isn't available while working in a semi-public place (like a cafe/train) or on the go.

Below, you'll find a little guidance about the best wireless headphones for lawyers.

Must Lawyers Get Along With Tech?

Whether it's just being proficient with word processing and email (including the use of attachments), or being able to navigate around in a cloud-based case management portal, or knowing enough to not embarrass oneself on social media, in these modern times, lawyers really can't afford to not get along with technology.

While a client may not care that much if your law firm is green, if you can't use email, or even provide more advanced tech that another firm boasts having and using, the client will care. Modern computing technology is central to daily life for most people now, and not using it could be a clear sign to clients of inefficiency or even incompetence. What's worse, not knowing enough about technologies relevant to a case could result in an ethics violation.

No Innovation Without Proper Implementation

About 70 percent of organizational changes fail, including adaptations to new technology.

It's so predictable, everyone knows that today's innovation will be replaced -- or updated -- by tomorrow's. When it comes to law firm technology, however, it is a little more complicated.

It's not as hard for lawyers to buy tech, as it is to get them to use it. But innovation without implementation is a waste of time and money, right?

So you got a flashy new device over the holidays only to find out that it is so new that none of your other tech can actually work with it. Unless you're dealing with a deep seeded software incompatibility (such as Mac or PC only device), there is probably some sort of work around, so keep calm and turn your technology off and then on again.

First, before you even Google for an answer, did you try turning all your devices off and back on again? Seriously, try it. A simple reboot fixes so many of technology's problems. If so, your next step should be to consult the internet and simply ask in a Google search why your new and old devices aren't playing nice. For just about every tech-related problem out there, someone before you has not only experienced it, there's a good chance they've blogged about the solution they found.

Below, you can read about a couple different general solutions to making new and old tech work together.

What's the Big Chip Security Problem?

What's the big chip problem? The security of your computers and smart devices are most likely compromised.

How bad is it? It's not bad enough to throw them out, but you better fix it soon.

What can lawyers do about it? Before considering a class-action lawsuit, download a security patch.

The end of the year is a great time to upgrade your tech around the law office. You may be able to justify big-ticket items, and those big-ticket items are often at their cheapest points between Christmas and New Years when shoppers are making returns left and right, often without receipts.

You know there's a fine line between what you want and what you need. And with the rapid pace with which tech keeps marching on, you might still "need" a few of the following hot tech items for yourself or your practice for the upcoming year.