“Secure Computing Abroad: Evolving Law Firm Policies” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek was featured in the September 2018 issue of the San Bernardino Bar Bulletin.
Excerpt: Traveling abroad? Worried about pickpockets? We have far bigger worries these days. If you travel abroad, you also have to worry about foreign governments – and our own – which may be interested in our data. Lawyers are not only not exempt from that interest – they are magnets. And when The New York Times published an article early this year about safe-guarding data when crossing the border, we knew we were seeing a new hot cybersecurity topic – one that has primarily been considered at very large firms, until all the recent stories caught fire in the news. This article will focus on the dangers presented by our own government (the current runaway headline), but the advice is generally applicable to the risks presented by foreign governments, risks which may increase as there seems to be a worldwide ratcheting up of device seizure and examination at borders.