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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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    • 4.7 • 20 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.

    Ripped From the Headlines: Alex Jones and Inadvertent Waiver

    Ripped From the Headlines: Alex Jones and Inadvertent Waiver

    In the midst of Alex Jones’ defamation trial, the whole world found out that an almost unthinkable blunder had been committed by his attorneys, resulting in an inadvertent waiver of privilege that majorly impacted his case. How did this happen? What do legal professionals need to learn from this high-profile gaffe? Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Craig Ball to talk listeners through events in the Jones trial, the actions of the lawyers involved and Texas’ unique rule regarding inadvertent production, and the systems and tools all attorneys must employ to avoid such an egregious error in their own practice.

    Read Craig’s full blog post on the subject: Ripped From the Headlines: Alex Jones and Inadvertent Waiver. 

    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.

    • 38 min
    Advice for Law Firms from a Data Breach/Privacy Lawyer

    Advice for Law Firms from a Data Breach/Privacy Lawyer

    Studies show that over 70% of people haven’t the foggiest idea who to call first when they discover a data breach. If you’ve just realized you’re one of them, tune in! John Simek and Sharon Nelson talk with cybersecurity lawyer Beth Waller about what lawyers need to know about data breach response and how to have a proactive, compliant cybersecurity plan.
    Beth Waller is chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice at Woods Rogers.

    • 33 min
    How Secure is Your Law Firm’s Data?

    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.

    • 34 min
    Revealing Stats from the 8th Annual BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report

    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.
     

    • 25 min
    Russia’s Digital Iron Curtain

    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.
     

    • 28 min
    Cybersecurity: A Lawyer’s Ethical Duty to Read the News

    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.
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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