The likelihood that a lawyer would fall for these primitive versions of ransomware was small. Fast forward to the days of Cryptolocker which began in 2013. This ransomware Trojan attacked computers running Microsoft Windows, propagating itself by getting a user to click on an attachment or a link contained in an e-mail. Click on the link or attachment and “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner” the malware invisibly downloaded and began to encrypt your files. The malware encrypted files stored locally on the computer system as well as on any mapped network drives, such as those files on your server, connected flash drives and other external USB drives.
If you look at the “Hot Buttons” column in the July/August 2017 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, you will find the article “Running with the Machines: AI in the Practice of Law” written by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek. The Law Practice Magazine is a bi-monthly publication of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division.
Excerpt: Back in 2015, in this column, we wrote a piece titled “How Will Watson’s Children Impact the Future of Law Practice?” What a lot has happened in two years! The children of Watson and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies continue to spawn at an ever-accelerating rate.
In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek speak with Denver Edwards about cybersecurity. In their discussion, they address the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework and how it relates to the FTC’s work. They also talk about how a company can use the NIST framework along with FTC guidance in order to minimize security risks. They conclude the episode with predictions regarding how the Trump Administration will handle cybersecurity.
Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in “Legal Technology Spending: Biggest Money-Wasters” by Joan Feldman with Attorney at Work.
Excerpt: The internet is really helpful at listing common ways people waste their money. But legal technology spending is a bit trickier to control than your gym fees or cable bill. Even when it’s just you and your laptop. So, where are law firms losing money? Today, legal technology experts Heidi Alexander, Sharon Nelson and John Simek, Catherine Reach, Nora Regis, Deborah Savadra and Courtney Troutman point to the biggest money-wasters in law offices — and share their tips for spending wisely.
As a lawyer, managing research, marketing, and even organizing your thoughts can potentially result in chaos. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Heidi Alexander about Evernote and how it can help lawyers stay organized. They discuss what Evernote is, what sets it apart from other note-taking programs, and examples of how lawyers are currently using it in their own practices.