Hosted by two leaders in the cyber-security industry, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek, Digital Detectives is for listeners who are interested in digital forensics, e-discovery, and information security issues. Nelson and Simek invite digital forensic and computer security experts to enlighten listeners on the latest technology, cyber threats, and necessary security measures to keep online data secure.
Joe Meadows has a discussion with John Simek and Sharon Nelson about internet defamation.
Brett Burney talks about what lawyers need to know about digital forensics on mobile devices.
Sherri Davidoff talks about her career as a penetration tester and what she has developed with the companies in the area of cybersecurity.
Doug Austin talks about the most prominent trends in eDiscovery.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk about their favorite cybersecurity resources for lawyers.
Kellam Parks discusses why cybersecurity is essential to your firm and his impressions of solos/small firm’s cybersecurity awareness and preparedness.
David Ries talks about the need for law firms to develop a quick and logical way to respond to a data breach.
Brandon Koeller talks about the Office 365 Secure Score and other best practices to keep you secure in the cloud.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk about the importance of cyber security awareness and potential training methods firms can use to instruct employees and partners.
Scott Pink talks about the California Consumer Privacy Act, a law that aims to give consumers more control over their privacy and data usage.
Tom Lambotte talks about virtual assistances and how involving them could cause data dangers and what lawyers can do to protect themselves.
Nate Cardozo explains the FBI’s stance on encryption, the First Amendment issues involved, and speaks on the implications of the FBI vs Apple San Bernardino confrontation.
Ed Walters talks about AI Sandbox, Fastcase’s new artificial intelligence initiative that aims to encourage firms’ experimentation with AI.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk about the most common reasons lawyers run into e-discovery ethics issues, which include social media, Yelp reviews, document manipulation, and “hiding the ball” by giving opposing counsel too much data.
Judy Selby talks about what cyber insurance covers, the different types of coverage, and why it’s an important part of a legal business.
Craig Ball shares what it’s like to have the lawyers of the President of the U.S. use your words in one of his preservation letters and why this was perhaps the wrong move for President Trump’s lawyers.
Sophia Cope talks about the EFF and ACLU challenge against the government’s warrantless searches of cell phones and other devices at the border.
David Ries talks about whether Kaspersky Lab is safe for lawyers to use, diving into where the controversy started and what the results have been so far.
This legal technology podcast covers the Equifax breach including who was affected, the resulting lawsuits, and whether or not the hack was preventable.
Ben Kusmin talks about the proper handling and format of spreadsheets.
In this legal technology podcast, Brian Wommack talks about the correct way to handle a data breach.
Denver Edwards discusses cybersecurity, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework.
In this legal podcast, Jim McCauley talks about ethical issues lawyers face and how the Virginia Bar is helping to educate lawyers on how to handle them.
The CEO of GlobalMac IT discusses how cybercrime has evolved and what Mac using lawyers can do to protect their information.
Sharon and John talk to Craig Ball about the intricacies of preserving digital evidence.
Guest Charles Patterson talks about TSCM and how this extra level of security can ensure a lawyer's private information stays private.
In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sprint's Joe Hamblin joins hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek to discuss Smishing and other cyber security threats.
In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss ransomware with the CEO of LMG Security, Sherri Davidoff.
On this Digital Detectives podcast, we discuss governmental cyber security policy under Obama and how policies might change under the Trump administration.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with CloudNine VP of Professional Services Doug Austin to discuss the hottest changes and trends surrounding e-discovery.
Sharon and John sit down with SiteLock President Neill Feather to discuss the importance of website security and data breaches in law firms.
Cindy Cohn discusses domestic surveillance, encryption technology, and how lawyers and law firms can protect themselves and their clients from cyber attacks.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek speak Jim Calloway about ways small firm and solo attorneys can improve their cyber security.
Board certified trial lawyer Craig Ball talks with Sharon and John about information technology competency and the 2016 Georgetown Ediscovery Training Academy.
Clark Hill PLC Of Counsel David G. Ries discusses data security, Mandiant’s M-Trends, and Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Reports.
Nuix Chief Technology Officer Stephen Stewart sits down with Sharon Nelson and John Simek to discuss the Panama Papers, the world’s largest data breach.
As technology continues to become ever more integrated into our daily lives, the challenges that law firms face grow and evolve. Many tech savvy clients are not only concerned with a lawyer’s ability to represent them but also their ability to protect their files and privileged communications. With more instances of data breaches and hacking...
During the investigation of the San Bernardino shooting the FBI obtained a company iPhone that was used by Syed Farook, one of the assailants. The investigators obtained a warrant to search the phone, but it’s currently locked and the FBI hasn’t been able to access the encrypted data. This prompted the agency to request assistance...
InfraGard, one of the longest running outreach associations, represents a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. Members include businesses professionals (including many law firm employees), people from academic institutions, and local participants who share their experience and expertise with the FBI to assist in crime prevention. In the recent climate of rampant cyber...
Technology Assisted Review (TAR), also known as Computer Assisted Review, Predictive Coding, Computer Assisted Coding, and Predictive Ranking, has been around for 50 years, but is now becoming incredibly useful in the legal field. This technology can speed up cases of all kinds and greatly reduce discovery costs for their clients. But how do lawyers...
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials used metadata from a phone they found in a trashcan to gather information that made it possible to raid ISIS safe houses within a week. During these raids they were able to kill the suspected mastermind behind the operation, who was believed to be planning more attacks....
Although electronic discovery is increasingly important for court lawyers, only about 30 law schools nationwide offer e-discovery courses. To address the gap, Catalyst, an e-discovery service provider based out of Denver, has developed a practicum that aims to give law students the necessary experience to enter the workforce with adequate fundamental knowledge. So how does...
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is a member organization that offers certification and a community for professionals working in the field of e-discovery, both in the public and private sectors. Recently, experienced e-discovery service provider and industry leader Mary Mack was named the executive director of ACEDS. What will change and what are...
“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business.” – Jason R. Baron to the New York Times On March 2nd, 2015, The...
“33% of Fortune 100 Organizations will experience an information crisis by 2017.” – Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm Recently, data breaches have become one of the most serious threats to companies worldwide, and as more corporate infrastructure moves online, studies suggest that the rising number of data breaches will cost 2.1 trillion...
John M. Facciola is a retired United States Magistrate Judge who formerly served in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He has authored over 700 opinions, many of them in e-discovery and in the impact of information technology upon Fourth Amendment principles. With an inside knowledge of how e-discovery directly affects...
In a recent blog post, Canadian lawyer and legal technology blogger Nathaniel Russell defined Lawmageddon as “the imminent confluence of events that will change lawyers’ lives forever.” This most likely includes technologies such as cybersecurity, cloud-based systems, encryption, and social media, which influence the legal sphere in a way that lawyers cannot opt out of....
Many of our listeners will know the term Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) by it’s more common nickname, “predictive coding.” Lawyers and judges alike need to pay attention to TAR due to potential changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) coming up in December 2015. And since almost all courts accept when lawyers utilize TAR...
From self-driving cars and drones to robotic surgeons and soldiers, humans are delegating more tasks to machines and software. But who is responsible when then these new innovations cause damage, injury, or death? Can we trust machines to prioritize preserving human life when accidents inevitably occur? Should we be thinking about sweeping regulations? In this...
There have been several programs looking at exoneration of people previously convicted of crimes. This includes The Innocence Project, currently boasting 325 DNA exonerations, and a project of the University of Michigan Law School that works on cases in which DNA is unavailable. The latter project had exonerated 1,553 individuals when we recorded this podcast....
Joe Looby recently released his documentary The Decade of Discovery about the United States versus Philip Morris tobacco lawsuit in the early 2000s and email e-discovery issues. The film also discusses the emergence of the Sedona Conference as a think tank and forum for discussion about cooperation in e-discovery. Many prominent federal judges were interviewed...
Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition to...
John W. Simek is vice president of the digital forensics, information technology and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises. He is...
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