As technology has gotten more and more complex, it has become critical to have access to folks who do a “deep dive” into security. A security specialist who is all textbook and has no practical experience with IT is no good to you. All the certifications in the world are no substitute for experience.
Sensei recently contributed (with a heavy heart) to Callen’s Cause benefiting SIDS research. Callen was a sweet baby boy who passed away from SIDS in April 2017. SIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome (also know as crib death). It’s when a baby 12 months or younger dies during sleep with no warning signs or a clear reason. Callen’s parents set up this fund to honor their son and fight to end SIDS.
68-73% of lawyers use iPhones and those aren’t the only Apple products pervading the legal industry. The use of iPads for law has also become more and more common. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Brett Burney about the latest Apple products and how they can serve lawyers. From face ID to the benefits of iOS 11, they share which Apple tools will save lawyers time and effort in their business. They also discuss the top apps that attorneys who use Apple products should download. Check out links to those apps below.
Our very own Sharon Nelson and John Simek received the ABA Law Practice Division’s Robert P. Wilkins Award in Recognition of Overall Achievement in Division Publications.
The award was presented by Dennis Kennedy, the Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, who said they were receiving it for “writing a bazillion books and articles for the Division.”
We love to give back here at Sensei! We were very excited to donate this doggy themed basket (see picture) to the Greenspun Shapiro PC’s Spring Soirée which raises money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness! National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Virginia and its volunteers work together to raise awareness and provide education, advocacy, and support programs for people living with mental illness, families, students, educators, law enforcement, and the public throughout our neighborhoods.
Recently, Sensei’s Sharon Nelson, John Simek, and Michael Maschke wrote “Practical cybersecurity for law firms: How to batten down the hatches” for the ABA Journal. The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. This article appears in the October 2017 edition.
What caught the attention of lawyers was an apparent infection in one of DLA Piper’s European offices that brought the law firm’s normal operations to a halt. As we write, the extent of the damage is still unclear.
Times have changed since CryptoLocker first ran wild in 2013, but the results are still as devastating. The costs of ransoms have significantly gone up from a few hundred dollars to the $1,000-plus range for the decryption key to unlock the affected files—and more than half of those who pay up do not receive the decryption key. So much for honor among thieves!