Working Remotely and Securely: What Lawyers Need to Know (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 04/30/2021

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A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the April 2020 webcast, Working Remotely and Securely: What Lawyers Need to Know.


Course Outline

  • As attorneys are working more now from home, hear recommendations on the equipment you need, and learn how to ensure your home computer and home network are secure
  • With videoconferencing replacing in-person meetings, understand how to videoconference securely—and the equipment needed
  • Realize the capabilities and limitations of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Our presenters, both IT and cybersecurity experts, will discuss the tech, security, and ethical issues raised by working remotely. Topics will include the equipment you need, collaboration and video conferencing software, how to access the law firm network securely, making sure you have sufficient bandwidth, checking the security of your home router, virtual private networks (VPNs), remote access through LogMeIn and other software, the dangers of home machines vs. firm-issued devices, handling mail and telephones, video conferencing security and tips, using the cloud to help out, and how cybercriminals are attacking home networks to get into law firm networks.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Securing home computers
  • Securing home networks
  • How to videoconference securely—and equipment needed
  • Virtual Private Networks—how they operate and why they are not entirely secure
  • The equipment you need to work from home
  • Ethics considerations when working from home and how to address them
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Sharon D. Nelson
, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, cybersecurity and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.   

Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.”

She is a frequent author (eighteen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity and electronic evidence topics. She was the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013 – June 2014 and a past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation and the Fairfax Bar Association.

She may be reached at snelson@senseient.com

John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Mr. Simek holds the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certifications. He is also holds multiple technical certifications for diverse technologies to include Microsoft, Novell, mobile devices, digital forensics and computer networking environments. Mr. Simek is also a member of the High Tech Crime Network as well as the American Bar Association and the Fairfax Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Law Foundation and Fairfax CASA.

He is a past chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2019, co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives, and a co-author of eighteen books to include Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, 2nd Edition (American Bar Association 2016), Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (American Bar Association, 2015) and The 2008-2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (American Bar Association, 2008-2020) as well as other titles. He is a frequent author and speaker on information security, legal technology and electronic evidence throughout the country. He blogs at youritconsultant.senseient.com and may be reached at jsimek@senseient.com.

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