The SANS Institute and Cybersecurity Careers
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1y ago
More than half a million jobs in cybersecurity go unfilled each year, showing a major need for more individuals to enter this ever-growing field. Think you might be up to the challenge? John and Sharon talk with Rob Lee about training available through the SANS Institute and the current hottest areas in the profession. Rob also offers recommendations, both for young people hoping to orient their college education toward cybersecurity and professionals looking to make a career shift into the field.  Rob Lee is the chief curriculum director and faculty lead at the SANS Institute. Special th ..read more
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Planning Your Cybersecurity Budget for 2022
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by Legal Talk Network
1y ago
Prevention is key when it comes to cybersecurity, and lawyers simply can’t afford to skimp on security technologies. Sharon and John talk with expert Sherri Davidoff about growing cyber threats and the changing nature of attack tactics. They discuss the impacts of these new developments on lawyers and law firms and chat about how to prioritize security measures, reduce your risks, and create a budget plan that addresses all your cybersecurity needs.  Sherri Davidoff is a cybersecurity expert, author, speaker and CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc. Special thanks to our sponsors ..read more
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Ten Tips for Better ESI Expert Reports from Craig Ball
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by Legal Talk Network
1y ago
ESI expert reports can be critical to presenting a case, but lawyers all know these reports are sometimes so complicated or jargon-filled that all the non-experts struggle to comprehend them. That’s not how it should be! Digital Detectives Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Craig Ball to discuss his tips for creating useful, accessible expert reports that effectively communicate their findings to the court.  Read Craig’s full blog post on this topic at craigball.net. Craig Ball practices as a Special Master in electronic evidence and discovery, is a longtime adjunct professor at Texas S ..read more
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Top 10 Tips: Effective Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Law Firm Employees
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by Legal Talk Network
1y ago
With cyber threats and their respective defenses evolving at an ever-quickening pace, ongoing and frequent cybersecurity training is a must for today’s law firms. With some of the recent major cybersecurity events in mind, Sharon and John offer practical examples and training tips for improving employees’ cyber threat awareness and preventing an attack on your firm. Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow ..read more
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Why Solo, Small, and Mid-Size Law Firms Get a Failing Grade in Cybersecurity
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by Legal Talk Network
1y ago
No lawyer wants a failing grade, but the fact that nearly one-third of law firms have experienced a data breach makes it apparent that cybersecurity preparedness needs some major work. Focusing specifically on smaller law firms, Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Tom Lambotte to discuss why lawyers fail to adequately protect themselves and what they should do to bring their cybersecurity measures up to scratch. Check out Tom’s Stupid Simple Security Tips blog for quick & easy insights on protecting your data.  Tom Lambotte is the founder and CEO of Security+ and GlobalMac IT. Specia ..read more
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Startling Stats from the BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report
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by Legal Talk Network
1y ago
Data security risks are constantly evolving, and the past few years have only shown increases in the number of attacks faced by companies and organizations around the world. To examine these trends in depth, Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Craig Hoffman to look at the most recent stats from the BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report. Craig offers insights into many of the report’s findings, including the marked escalation in ransomware incidents, rising risks for previously untargeted industries, whether the work-from-home shift brought about an increase in security inciden ..read more
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Is This How the World Ends? Artificial Intelligence and American Security
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by Legal Talk Network
1y ago
Autonomous killer robots have certainly grabbed a lot of screen time over the years, but is our world really going to end in an AI-fueled war? Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Brigadier General Patrick Huston to discuss his role at the Pentagon and dispel some of the most common myths about AI and its military applications. As a self-described “near pacifist,” General Huston shares his perspective on the military’s commitments to ethical and legal development of AI defenses and emphasizes the importance of creating partnerships between the government and the best and brightest AI experts i ..read more
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Cybersecurity Priorities for President Biden
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by Legal Talk Network
2y ago
Robust and proactive cybersecurity is more critical than ever in our world, and today’s government leaders must have effective plans for protecting against cyber attack. So, how is President Biden doing so far? Digital Detectives Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Stewart Baker to discuss the president’s progress on current cybersecurity issues. Drawing from his many years of experience in government, law, and cybersecurity, Stewart outlines some of the existing problems and potential threats our nation is facing and critiques the president’s approach to these complex matters. Stewart Baker ..read more
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Occam’s Razor — A SolarWinds Perspective for Law Firms
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by Legal Talk Network
2y ago
Third party providers are often indispensable to law firms, but how can you know whether these working relationships could put you at risk for a security breach? With thousands of organizations still reeling from the recent SolarWinds attack, John and Sharon welcome technologist and cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Wells to discuss this event and what legal professionals can do to evaluate and improve their own security. Jeffrey R. Wells is the co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team at Clark Hill. Special thanks to our sponsor PInow ..read more
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2021 Update: Security Assessments and Penetration Testing for Law Firms
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by Legal Talk Network
2y ago
What exactly are security assessments and penetration tests? What’s the difference? Do you actually need to have these done in your law firm? Discovering vulnerabilities and taking steps to keep sensitive data secure should be highly important to all lawyers, and doing so may be simpler than you thought. The Digital Detectives hosts John Simek and Sharon Nelson discuss the elements of these evaluations, break down costs, and share what lawyers should do to ensure their firm’s security. Special thanks to our sponsor PInow ..read more
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