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Lunch and Learn: Security for Lawyers Working Remotely (Online Only)

August 6, 2020

Lawyers across the nation are now working from home. Before the pandemic, most law firms didn’t have a remote access plan in place. As firms have scrambled to keep their employees productive, the biggest obstacle has been technology.

Our experts will talk about the tech and security issues raised by working remotely. Topics will include the equipment you need; collaboration and video conferencing software; accessing the law firm network securely; making sure you have sufficient bandwidth; checking the security of your home router; virtual private networks (VPNs); remote access through LogMeIn and other software; the dangers of home machines vs. firm-issued devices; handling mail and telephones; using the cloud; and how cybercriminals are attacking home networks to get into law firm networks.

Faculty: Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek of Sensei Enterprises
Fee: $0 for D.C. Bar members


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John Simek,

Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and cybersecurity firm located in Fairfax, VA. He holds the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification in addition to multiple other technical certifications. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He authored seventeen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles. Mr. Simek is the co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives and a frequent speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity. He may be reached at jsimek@senseient.com.

Sharon Nelson,

President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, cybersecurity and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” She authored seventeen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity and electronic evidence topics. She was the President of the Virginia State Bar from June 2013 to June 2014 and is a past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation. She may be reached at snelson@senseient.com.

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