Hot Topics in Ethical Cybersecurity for Your Law Firm (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 04/30/2025

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the April 2022 webcast, Hot Topics in Ethical Cybersecurity for Your Law Firm.


Topics Covered

  • Understand the need for cybersecurity awareness training for law firm employees
  • Learn how clients and cyberinsurance companies are driving cybersecurity requirements
  • Explore the current top two threats to law firms: ransomware and business e-mail compromises
  • Hear about the best (and most budget friendly) tools to prevent a data breach
  • Understand the difference between a cyber-incident and a data breach
  • Examine reporting requirements in the event of a data breach

The ABA’s 2021 Legal Technology Survey Report revealed a striking statistic. 25% of the survey’s respondents reported that their law firm had been breached at some time. Clearly, law firms are an attractive target for cybercriminals—with a plethora of data about so many people and businesses, law firms are a one-stop shop for harvesting a wealth of information.

This session reviews your ethical duties to be competent with technology, to protect your confidential data, and to supervise subordinate attorneys, law firm personnel, and vendors who have access to your data to ensure compliance with these duties.

Only 36% of law firms have an Incident Response Plan (IRP), a shameful statistic. This CLE discusses the elements of a successful IRP, the need for annual reviews and the necessity of holding tabletop exercises to “test” the plan.

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FACULTY

Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax
John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax


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.”

Ms. Nelson 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.

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

John Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics, and cybersecurity firm located in Fairfax, Virginia. He 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 in addition to multiple other technical certifications. He is a past chair of ABA TECHSHOW and a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives. He is a frequent author (eighteen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity, and electronic evidence topics.

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