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32 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
How Secure is Your Law Firm’s Data?
Unfortunately, data breaches are becoming a ‘when’, not ‘if’, scenario, but a proactive data protection strategy will definitely help! Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with Peter Baumann about what businesses should do to get ahead of threat actors and develop effective responses to breaches. They discuss the risk distinctions between structured and unstructured data, talk about lawyer-specific data considerations, and explain how to assess your security needs and get the right tools for the job. Peter Baumann is CEO and founder of ActiveNav, a leading data privacy and governance software provider.
22 minutes | May 19, 2022
Revealing Stats from the 8th Annual BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report
Avoiding a data breach should be amongst your top priorities, and understanding threats and causes helps you improve your preventative measures. Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome back Craig Hoffman to unpack the findings of BakerHostetler’s 2022 DSIR Report. They outline the security mishaps that just won’t go away; talk about ransomware and companies’ interactions with “reliable” vs. “unreliable” threat actors; discuss the enhancement of security through training, training, training; and much more. Craig Hoffman is a sought-after digital risk advisor who co-leads the Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity team at law firm BakerHostetler. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet, Clio, Embroker, and PInow.
26 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Russia’s Digital Iron Curtain
The online space for Russia’s civil society has been slowly closing for nearly a decade, but after the invasion in Ukraine, governmental powers quickly seized control of internet freedoms—banning and blocking at will. What does this mean for the flow of information and the future of the internet both in Russia and internationally? Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Eva Galperin to discuss perspectives on the effects of censorship, Russia’s ways and means of accomplishing its internet restrictions, and how some Russians still find ways to access independent news. Eva Galperin is Electronic Frontier Foundation's director of cybersecurity. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet, Clio, and PInow.
29 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Cybersecurity: A Lawyer’s Ethical Duty to Read the News
Lawyers need to stay up on cybersecurity news to understand both the current threats and the mistakes made by others. Failure to keep up could eventually result in a breach! Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss this topic with Lucien Pera to learn more about lawyers’ ethical responsibilities for technology and cybersecurity competence and why failures could result in a lawyer facing disciplinary action. Lucian T. Pera is a partner at Adams and Reese LLP in Memphis, Tennessee, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, media law, and legal ethics work. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet, Clio, and PInow.
29 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
ITRC’s 2021 Data Breach Report: Sobering Stats
The overall number of data compromises is up 68% over 2020. Now, more than ever, attorneys must take action to protect themselves and their law firms. John Simek and Sharon Nelson welcome James E. Lee of the Identity Theft Resource Center to discuss the findings of his organization’s 2021 Data Breach Report. James discusses common root causes of data breaches and explains how prevention tactics and data security services can help lawyers avoid and/or deal with a data compromise. James E. Lee is the chief operating officer of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet, Clio, and PInow.
25 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
2022: What’s White Hot in Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity keeps changing at an ever-quickening pace, and, really, it’s probably going to stay that way. Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome friend and cybersecurity expert David G. Ries to discuss some of the major happenings of the past year and what we should expect for 2022. David gives an overview of current cyber-threats and notable data breaches, discusses government efforts to fight cybercrime, and lays out the latest best practices to help you protect your business. David G. Ries practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
27 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Law Firms, Take Notice: The US is Cracking Down on Ransomware Gangs
Our government has been earnestly campaigning against ransomware and cybercriminals — seizing cryptocurrency, offering bounties, and issuing frequent alerts. Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with Ariel Parnes about the tactics involved in this war on ransomware, implications for lawyers, the importance of constant vigilance during the holidays, and who to call if you’re the victim of an attack. Ariel Parnes is co-founder and chief operating officer at Mitiga, a cloud incident readiness and response company. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
28 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Why are Businesses, Including Law Firms, So Vulnerable to Ransomware?
The stats are in, and law firms are truly ill-equipped to combat ransomware. So, what should they do? Sharon and John welcome David White of Axio to talk about his company’s 2021 State of Ransomware Preparedness Report. David talks about their key findings and offers a back-to-basics approach that helps lawyers and law firms take steps to prevent cyber attack. David White is president and co-founder at Axio. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
34 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The SANS Institute and Cybersecurity Careers
More than half a million jobs in cybersecurity go unfilled each year, showing a major need for more individuals to enter this ever-growing field. Think you might be up to the challenge? John and Sharon talk with Rob Lee about training available through the SANS Institute and the current hottest areas in the profession. Rob also offers recommendations, both for young people hoping to orient their college education toward cybersecurity and professionals looking to make a career shift into the field. Rob Lee is the chief curriculum director and faculty lead at the SANS Institute. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
31 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Planning Your Cybersecurity Budget for 2022
Prevention is key when it comes to cybersecurity, and lawyers simply can’t afford to skimp on security technologies. Sharon and John talk with expert Sherri Davidoff about growing cyber threats and the changing nature of attack tactics. They discuss the impacts of these new developments on lawyers and law firms and chat about how to prioritize security measures, reduce your risks, and create a budget plan that addresses all your cybersecurity needs. Sherri Davidoff is a cybersecurity expert, author, speaker and CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
32 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Ten Tips for Better ESI Expert Reports from Craig Ball
ESI expert reports can be critical to presenting a case, but lawyers all know these reports are sometimes so complicated or jargon-filled that all the non-experts struggle to comprehend them. That’s not how it should be! Digital Detectives Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Craig Ball to discuss his tips for creating useful, accessible expert reports that effectively communicate their findings to the court. Read Craig’s full blog post on this topic at craigball.net. Craig Ball practices as a Special Master in electronic evidence and discovery, is a longtime adjunct professor at Texas School of Law and Tulane Law School, and writes and speaks around the world on e-discovery and computer forensics. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
30 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Top 10 Tips: Effective Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Law Firm Employees
With cyber threats and their respective defenses evolving at an ever-quickening pace, ongoing and frequent cybersecurity training is a must for today’s law firms. With some of the recent major cybersecurity events in mind, Sharon and John offer practical examples and training tips for improving employees’ cyber threat awareness and preventing an attack on your firm. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
25 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Why Solo, Small, and Mid-Size Law Firms Get a Failing Grade in Cybersecurity
Tom Lambotte shares valuable tips for small-firm attorneys on how to adequately guard against cyber attacks. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
25 minutes | May 20, 2021
Startling Stats from the BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report
Digital risk advisor Craig Hoffman talks through the uptick in ransomware attacks and other data security incidents found by BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
30 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Is This How the World Ends? Artificial Intelligence and American Security
Brigadier General Patrick Huston discusses common myths about AI and its role in our national security and military. Special thanks to our sponsor PInow.
27 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Cybersecurity Priorities for President Biden
Lawyer and cybersecurity expert Stewart Baker examines the president’s current plans for our nation’s most pressing cyber concerns.
23 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Occam’s Razor — A SolarWinds Perspective for Law Firms
Jeffrey Wells explains the SolarWinds hack and cybersecurity questions law firms should be asking in the wake of this massive attack.
31 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
2021 Update: Security Assessments and Penetration Testing for Law Firms
Sharon Nelson and John Simek offer insights into which types of security evaluations lawyers should consider for their law firms.
34 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Clio’s Legal Trends Report 2020: A Look Into the Future of Law
Clio COO George Psiharis talks through this year’s trends and the sweeping transformative effect COVID-19 has had on the legal profession.
26 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Ransomware Surges: What Law Firms Need to Know
Attorney and cybersecurity expert Ted Kobus addresses the rapid increase in ransomware incidents in 2020 and explains what law firms should do in the event of an attack.
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