156 episodes

Welcome to Digital Detectives. We'll discuss computer forensics, electronic discovery and information security issues and what's really happening in the trenches. It's not theory, but practical information that you can use in your law practice on the Legal Talk Network.

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    • 4.5 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to Digital Detectives. We'll discuss computer forensics, electronic discovery and information security issues and what's really happening in the trenches. It's not theory, but practical information that you can use in your law practice on the Legal Talk Network.

    10 Startling Cybersecurity Statistics and What They Mean for the Future of Law Firms

    10 Startling Cybersecurity Statistics and What They Mean for the Future of Law Firms

    For many years, Sharon Nelson and John Simek have hosted the Digital Detectives podcast to bring practical advice and much needed guidance to help attorneys protect their law firms. In this, their final episode, they finish off with yet another round of current stats on cybersecurity issues and the measures to take to ensure your data’s safety. Sharon and John’s good friend David Ries joins them for this last conversation, where they explain the latest threats and give advice for improving security practices to protect the future of your law firm. 
    Thank you, Sharon and John, for all the time, energy, and dedication you have poured into Digital Detectives. We wish the best for both of you in your retirement! Your parting words to us should be echoed back to you—please take care of yourselves and each other. 
    If you should ever need Sensei’s digital forensics, managed technology and managed cybersecurity services, find them at senseient.com.
    David G. Ries is Of Counsel in the Pittsburgh PA office of Clark Hill, PLC, where he practices in the firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy Group.

    • 28 min
    Enhancing Law Firm Cybersecurity: The Ten Most Important Steps

    Enhancing Law Firm Cybersecurity: The Ten Most Important Steps

    A strong foundation for your law firm should be built on sensible cybersecurity policies and procedures. What should that look like? Sharon Nelson and John Simek have a conversation with Mike Maschke about best practices for establishing effective security for your business. Mike walks listeners through a variety of security considerations to be aware of and explains staff training needs, Zero Trust Architecture, keeping software current, encryption protocols, and much more. 
    Mike Maschke is the chief executive officer and director of cybersecurity and digital forensics at Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

    • 29 min
    Bad Tech Habits Your Firm Needs to Break

    Bad Tech Habits Your Firm Needs to Break

    Whether you’re willing to admit it or not, no firm is too small to be a target for hackers. Each and every one—from large firms all the way down to solo attorneys—is susceptible to cybersecurity incidents. So, how do you avoid becoming a statistic? Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with Mark Bassingthwaighte about the bad tech habits of law firms that lead to breaches and what to do to fix your security vulnerabilities. 
    Check out these resources from today’s conversation: 

    Social Engineering Awareness Training

    Vishing – An Old Scam with a New Twist

    KnowBe4 Blog

    SANS.org

    OUCH! Newsletter

    SenseiEnt.com

    For more on cyber security risk mitigation from ALPS, subscribe to the ALPS Blog at: https://blog.alpsinsurance.com/blog-subscribe
    Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. has been a Risk Manager with ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance, since 1998.

    • 28 min
    Seven Use Cases Where AI can be a Hero to Digital Forensics

    Seven Use Cases Where AI can be a Hero to Digital Forensics

    AI is capable of doing so many things in the legal tech world, not least of which are its uses in digital forensics. Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Shashi Angadi to discuss AI’s current applications in cybersecurity—including threat detection, analysis, evidence gathering, and more. Shashi offers real-world examples of AI at work and shares his thoughts on what we might expect in the future of generative AI technologies. 
    Shashi Angadi is CTO at Exterro and one of its original co-founders.

    • 34 min
    Generative AI and ChatGPT: Why the Legal Industry Needs to “Brace for Impact”

    Generative AI and ChatGPT: Why the Legal Industry Needs to “Brace for Impact”

    We all know generative AI is making significant waves all over the world, but lawyers need to take a hard look at its implications in the law and their own legal practice. John Simek and Sharon Nelson welcome Doug Austin to discuss AI technologies and their impacts on attorneys. They cover notable legal cases, new ABA resolutions, the latest AI trends in legal practice, and much more. 
    Doug Austin is an established eDiscovery thought leader with over 30 years of experience providing eDiscovery best practices, legal technology consulting, and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients.
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Resolution 112 - American Bar Association  
    Resolution 700 - American Bar Association 
    Resolution 604 - American Bar Association 
    The GPTJudge: Justice in a Generative AI World

    • 29 min
    Threats to Your Law Firm: Insiders and Outsiders

    Threats to Your Law Firm: Insiders and Outsiders

    Employees within your organization are likely a bigger risk to your cybersecurity than threat actors from without. Why? Because it very often takes an insider to let in an outsider. Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with Mike Barnsback about prevention strategies for both internal and external threats. Mike explains common tactics employed by cyber attackers and how the right policies and training can protect your firm from a breach. 
    Mike Barnsback is managing partner of O’Hagan Meyer in Alexandria, Virginia, where he counsels employers on issues concerning internal monitoring and data breach response obligations and procedures.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

FreddieKrueger ,

Good stuff!

The hosts, John and Sharon, really know their stuff - they are a couple of the preeminent experts on digital evidence & digital issues. I rarely listen to legal podcasts but this is the best source of info around — they don’t sell anything. John is a tech expert with courtroom experience and Sharon practiced law for years so they tell you what you need to know

Kaudas ,

Great information

I love this podcast! Very informative!

Coco Chanel Coco 143 ,

Not all that helpful

I only have listened to one podcast so far though so my rating and words might change.

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