Excerpt: Before you can protect your data, you need to know where it is. That seems pretty obvious, but a lot of lawyers are unaware of all the locations where their data resides. We’re aware that we need to protect the data on the disks that exist in our desktop computers, laptops and servers. We know that there may be confidential data on external media such as USB hard drives and flash drives. However, many attorneys forget about data stored on voicemail systems and their smartphones. Data on backup media needs to be protected too. So let’s dive in and get to the basics of protecting your data securely.