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Digital Detectives

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.

Aug 6, 2013
Hot Developments Among E-Discovery Vendors

This episode of Digital Detectives discusses e-discovery vendor trends. Hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek welcome entrepreneur and friend Andy Wilson to share his insights on what’s going on in the industry and what’s to come. Andy Wilson is CEO and co-founder of Logik, whose e-discovery platform, Logikcull, was created to make complicated e-discovery projects easy and manageable....

Jul 3, 2013
Highlights from the 2013 Georgetown E-Discovery Training

On This edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek discuss the Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy with Tom O’Connor. The training consists of a week-long curriculum for those interested in becoming fluent in e-discovery through small-group discussions and interactive-learning sessions. O’Connor is a senior consultant for Gallivan, Gallivan & O’Melia,...

Jun 13, 2013
E-Discovery: Why You Should Go Native!

It’s easy to get caught up in the fast-paced transition to paperless E-discovery review. Firms are now converting evidence into TIFF files. What’s a TIFF file? It’s just an easy way to manage and send large amounts of evidence, right? Wrong. On this episode of Digital Detectives, guest Craig Ball explains that a TIFF image...

May 7, 2013
Cyber Threats to Law Firms and Businesses: How Do We Defend Ourselves?

Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek, president and vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., welcome Stewart Baker of Steptoe & Johnson to discuss the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report, cybersecurity legislation, and more. Stewart Baker has been described by The Washington Post as “one of the most techno-literate lawyers around.” His long list...

Apr 26, 2013
Scary Tech: Lessons from ABA TECHSHOW 2013

Find out what the experts in computer security saw at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 – things like attendees with no passcode on their tablets or smartphones and people connecting to insecure networks which monitored their data traffic (through a scary device called a Pineapple). Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek, president and vice president of Sensei Enterprises,...

Dec 15, 2012
Special Masters in E-Discovery

In this October edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, join returning guest, attorney Craig Ball, to talk about special masters in e-discovery. Craig describes how an ESI special master gets involved in a case, what a special master...

Sep 18, 2012
Metadata: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You!

Many are hearing about metadata in articles and blogs, but secretly admit that they don’t fully understand what it is.  Digital Detectives co-hosts, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, join Karen Massand, the President of Litéra, to take a look at metadata, whether...

Aug 27, 2012
Ouch! Lessons Learned from the Morgan Lewis’ Redaction Disaster

Digital Detectives co-hosts, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.,and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, join Christine Musil, the Director of Marketing for Informative Graphics, as they take on the Morgan Lewis’ Redaction Disaster. In that case, Morgan Lewis accidentally filed an exhibit that contained unredacted information, information its client...

Jul 20, 2012
Focus on Privacy: The Facebook Internet Tracking Case

Back in May of 2012, Facebook was sued for $15 billion for improperly tracking users even after they logged off the social network.  Digital Detectives co-hosts, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.,and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, join Attorney David Straite, partner at Stewarts Law U.S. LLP, Head of...

Jun 12, 2012
The Craigslist Killer: A Case Study in Digital Forensics

The case of the Craiglist Killer has lived on through digital forensics. The Boston Police released their case files in the Craigslist Killer case to the Boston Phoenix which then published a remarkable story about the investigation in April of 2012. Digital Detectives co-hosts, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., and John...

May 15, 2012
The BP Oil Spill Case and Large Volume E-Discovery

How do you efficiently handle large volume e-discovery in a high-profile case? Digital Detectives co-hosts, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, get expert advice from Joe Mulenex, the Regional Technical Director for Avansic, who assisted the discovery team for the Plaintiffs Steering Committee...

Apr 18, 2012
Brainless Blunders in E-Discovery Searches

Are you guilty of making big mistakes when it comes to e-discovery searches? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome guest  Attorney Craig Ball, one of the country’s leading computer forensics technologists, to share his insights on brainless blunders...

Mar 23, 2012
Predictive Coding: A Rose by Any Other Name

One of e-discovery’s hottest topics today is predictive coding. So what exactly “is” predictive coding?  On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome guest Dan Gallivan, one of the founders and Chief Technology Officer for Gallivan Gallivan & O’Melia ,...

Feb 16, 2012
The Best Resources for Staying Current in E-Discovery

How do you keep up with all that is going on in the world of e-discovery? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome guest, Neil Squillante, publisher of LitigationWorld, who discusses his selection of resources for staying current in...

Jan 20, 2012
Smartphone Security

Is your smartphone really secure? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome guest, computer scientist, and certified forensic analyst Andrew Hoog, co-founder of viaForensics, to talk about the ins and outs of smartphone security. Andrew shares his insight on...

Dec 15, 2011
Cost-Effective E-Discovery in Small Cases

The high cost of e-discovery is a major problem for most small firms and solo lawyers.  On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome guest, Bruce Olson, the President of ONLAW Trial Technologies, and discuss cost-effective e-discovery for small cases. ...

Nov 15, 2011
The Future of E-Discovery

What does the future hold when it comes to e-discovery? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome John Munro, the Vice President and Managing Director of Orange Legal Technologies, to discuss some upcoming trends in e-discovery.  John explores the...

Oct 28, 2011
Controversial Issues in E-Discovery

This has been quite a year of controversy and e-discovery! On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Ralph Losey, a partner in the law firm of Jackson Lewis and a nationally known expert, author and lecturer on e-discovery, to...

Sep 15, 2011
Interactive Whiteboard Technology in Courtrooms and Law Firms

Want to know more about interactive whiteboard technology? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, talk with Judy Miller, the President of SmartCourt Consulting about why the courts and legal community are interested in new technology pertaining to integration and...

Aug 19, 2011
E-Discovery – Without the High Price Tag

Lawyers are constantly complaining about the high cost of e-discovery, so why IS the price so high? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Bill Gallivan, founding member and managing executive of Gallivan Gallivan & O’Melia (GGO), to discuss...

Jul 25, 2011
Is it Possible to Secure Law Firm Data?

Is your law firm secure? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome  Matt Kesner, the CIO of Fenwick & West LLP, a West Coast law firm representing high tech and bio-tech clients, to discuss securing your law firm’s data. ...

Jun 22, 2011
Proportionality in e-Discovery: A UK Perspective

Few battlegrounds have been as bloody as the grounds on which proportionality in e-discovery are fought. On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises take a look at proportionality from across the pond. Sharon and John explore proportionality in the UK,...

May 20, 2011
The Meet and Confer: Getting it Right

Want to find out more about “Meet and Confer Sessions?” On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Texas attorney and e-discovery expert, David Chaumette, partner in the law firm of De La Rosa & Chaumette, to get an inside...

Apr 26, 2011
The Five Hottest Topics in E-Discovery

What’s hot in e-discovery right now?  On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome California attorney and e-discovery expert, Josh Gilliland, author of the Bow Tie Blog,  to discuss the five hottest topics in e-discovery today.  Josh takes a look...

Mar 22, 2011
The Deplorable State of Law Firm Security

Could your law firm be at risk?  On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Rob Lee, a Director with the information security firm, Mandiant and the curriculum lead for digital forensic training at the SANS Institute, to discuss the...

Feb 22, 2011
Performing Quality E-Discovery Searches: Is it Time to Set Some Standards?

Is it time to set some standards when it comes to quality searching in e-discovery?  On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Jason R. Baron, the Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, to talk about...

Jan 21, 2011
Expert Witnesses in E-Discovery

On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, take a look at expert witnesses in e-discovery. Sharon and John include some of their own war stories and offer some tips on how to select and use expert witnesses....

Jan 4, 2011
Ethical Issues in E-Discovery

On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome David Ries, a partner at Thorp Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh, to discuss ethical issues in e-discovery. Sharon, John and Dave take a look at the “five Cs” in...

Nov 16, 2010
Sexting and Sextortion: Texting and Extortion Get a XXX Twist

On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, talk about a new and horrifying development in the world of electronic evidence-Sexting and Sextortion. Sharon and John look at protecting children from the dangers of technology, brand-new anti-sexting technologies,...

Oct 25, 2010
Inside Social Media Archiving

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about the need to archive websites and social media. On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome Chase Reeves, the director of marketing at Iterasi, to take a look...

Sep 28, 2010
Ethics & E-Discovery

From data dumps, to spoliation, to delay of litigation, ethics and e-discovery do not always go hand-in-hand. However, on this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises,  welcome the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr., who sits on the Superior...

Aug 30, 2010
An Inside Look at the 2010 Civil Litigation Conference at Duke Law School

The 2010 Civil Litigation Conference at Duke Law School inspired a lot of chatter on the e-discovery wires. On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq.,President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse from Kansas, to reflect on the conference....

Jul 26, 2010
Current Issues in Computer Forensics

Knowledge of eDiscovery is vital to today’s legal profession. On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome computer forensics technologist, Craig D. Ball, to talk about how some courts view computer forensics analysis as simply searching on...

Jul 2, 2010
A Look at Data Breaches

Often times, the legal profession can be lackadaisical when it comes to data security. On this debut podcast of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, share the latest information on data breaches. Sharon and John look at some recent data...

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and information security firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition...

John W. Simek

John W. Simek is vice president of the digital forensics and security firm Sensei Enterprises. He is a nationally...

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