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Member portal security updates slated for June 12

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CybersecurityRansomware attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and JBS SA, the world’s largest meat supplier, are only the latest reminders that Florida lawyers need to take cybersecurity seriously.

Florida Bar member portal users will begin seeing another step to help prevent cyberattacks June 12.

“That’s when a new security measure will be implemented that requires verification when a portal user changes their email address,” said Bar CFO Marcy Jackson.

Bar members attempting to change their email address will be required to complete — emphasis on complete — a two-step process.

After logging in to the member portal, users should go to “My Account,” enter the new email address, and click “Update” to save the changes.

Immediately after completing the first step, a confirmation email from “do not reply @Florida” will be sent to the new address with the subject line, “Finish changing your Florida Bar account’s email address.”

Users will then be instructed to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm their new address. Please note: Users must finish the second step to complete the process.

For added security, an additional email will be sent to the old email address.

The “do not reply @” email will contain the subject line, “We received a request to change your Florida Bar account’s email address.”

No action will be required. Only members who changed their email address will receive the notice.

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