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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.

Jan 31, 2014

What Should Lawyers Know About Information Governance?

In this edition of Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek invite Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to discuss...

Dec 13, 2013

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry: Lessons for Law Firms

The first thing guest Alan Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. In this edition...

Nov 7, 2013

A State Judge’s Perspective On E-Discovery

The Honorable John M. Tran uses the terms digital natives and digital immigrants when referring to judges. Coined by author Marc Prensky, digital natives are those born into technology and digital immigrants...

Oct 4, 2013

The Implications of NSA Surveillance for Lawyers

Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance have been a hot topic in the media for the last few months. But what do lawyers, specifically, need to worry about? The answer is: a...

Sep 13, 2013

Cyber Risk Management for Lawyers

Lawyers hold some of their clients’ most private communications, which makes them a top target of all hackers. As technology competence becomes the required norm, lawyers need to understand not only how...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. is president of the digital forensics, managed information technology and cybersecurity firm Sensei...

John W. Simek

John W. Simek is vice president of the digital forensics, managed information technology and cybersecurity firm Sensei...

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