Recently, Law Technology Today featured the Digital Detectives podcast, “The Evolving Landscape of Law Firm Data Breach Preparation and Response.” Digital Detectives is hosted by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek and is for listeners interested in digital forensics, e-discovery, and information security issues. In this episode, Sharon and John talk to David Ries about the need for law firms to develop a quick and logical way to respond to a data breach. They explain the steps in creating an incident response plan and how to rehearse its execution. In the event of a breach, firms can use their plan to quickly eradicate threats and take corrective action. Hackers’ tactics are constantly evolving, but there are many resources to help lawyers keep pace with the threat.
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The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) will be holding its day-long Annual Conference on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Sensei is excited to be a bronze sponsor of this event!
About MWELA: Comprised of over 300 lawyers who regularly advise and represent employees in employment and civil rights disputes. MWELA is the local chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a national organization of more than 3,000 lawyers dedicated to the advancement of employee rights. MWELA supports the orderly and fair development of the law to the benefit of employees. In keeping with its mission, MWELA regularly holds educational programs, discussions, and networking events for its members and in cooperation with other voluntary bar associations. MWELA regularly files amicus briefs on issues of importance in area courts, conducts moot court sessions for its members, and shares information of value to members, enabling them to keep abreast of pertinent developments in the law. Its annual daylong conference is devoted to the latest issues in the practice of employment law.
Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in Attorney at Work’s “Detect and Respond: Steering Your Firm Through Cyberthreats” by Heidi Alexander. The article is all about highlights from the College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference 2018. (Sharon Nelson was co-chair of this conference)
Excerpt: Guest speaker FBI Special Agent Timothy Russell echoed other speakers in saying the best you can hope for in the current landscape is to “detect and mitigate.” Russell encouraged attendees to work with the FBI to help law firms into a better defensive posture and suggested that it would not necessarily result in an investigation. To provide awareness, Russell encouraged using the government’s website, IC3, to report scams. Later in the day, John Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, suggested joining the FBI’s public-private partnership program, InfraGard, to receive information regarding known cyberthreats.
If you need advice on how to conduct employee awareness training, the American Bar Association has an on-point CLE, here. This topic was also addressed by Sharon Nelson, President of Sensei Enterprises, and Jody Westby, CEO of Global Cyber Risk, at ABA TECHSHOW 2018.