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Linked - FCC: Your cybersecurity isn't our problem

The new FCC chair has suspended some new rules scheduled to go into effect regarding ISPs, this is not good.<p>The rules would’ve required internet …

Life Goes By So Fast – So Long Travel and Training, and Hello Baton Rouge

By the time this posts, I should be getting ready to take my last trip as a trainer for Nuix.I’ve shared this news in bits and pieces to some of the …

What Would a Ban on Electronic Devices Do to the Training Business?

Those of us who live and work with a large degree of travel are probably well aware of the US and UK’s recent ban on carry-on electronic devices from …

Linked - Litigation fears may make the Internet of Things more secure

If device makers think IoT security is expensive, they should consider what legal exposure might cost. Experts contemplate who might be found at …

Linked - Google Home is playing audio ads for Beauty and the Beast

Fact – Google is an advertising company first and foremost.<p>Fact – When you decide to use a Google product, it will track everything it knows about …

Want to Learn TAR for Free? Ralph Losey Offering Free Training

Yes it’s true, Ralph and the eDiscovery Team have offered up 16 online classes on TAR for free as part of his attempts to “hack the industry”. I …

Linked - New App Lets You Find Strangers on Facebook Just By Taking Their Picture

Oh sure, this won’t end badly:<p>“”Facezam could be the end of our anonymous societies,” Kenyon told the London Telegraph. “Users will be able to …

Linked - Why Small-Business Owners Are Easy Prey for Hackers

This makes a lot of sense, keeping up with computer technology and security is an ongoing, and time-consuming, task. Hard to do that, and also run a …

Linked - “Troubling” Activity with No Proof of Spoliation Insufficient to Warrant Sanctions

As a non-lawyer myself, I’m thinking this would be a pretty difficult thing to prove. The bar being set this high makes some sense to me, but it does …

Linked - Can your smart home be used against you in court?

The answer, of course, is that we don’t really know yet. The law hasn’t caught up with technology, so it’s unclear just how much data that is being …

PC Junkyard On Board the USS Missouri

Recently, while on a trip to visit Pearl Harbor, we had the opportunity to tour the battleship USS Missouri. Big Mo’, as she has become known, was …

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Law Firms from ‘Bad Actor’ Entry via Email Phishing

Simplified e-discovery is often a positive consequence of strong cybersecurity and data protection, and plenty of tools help bolster those upstream …

Cybersecurity

Linked - The Simple Curse of The GIANT PDF in eDiscovery

Granted, I’ve been out of the real world of litigation, working in the confines of a nice training environment instead. But is this STILL happening? …

Cybersecurity tips for the mildly paranoid

When you get a new phone or computer or install a new system, set it up to automatically update with security patches.<p>So it looks as if the CIA could …

Security

Better Cybersecurity Starts With Mindset Change

Your Mindset is STILL the key element to better cybersecurity. Your understanding of the newest threats and defense technologies, and your …

Linked – How microcertifications work for IT job seekers and employers

The idea intrigues me, but the article doesn’t really list any examples of micro-certifications that are out there. If you’ve looked into this sort …

Linked - You Have An Ethical Duty To Understand Social Media

This makes absolute sense to me. If there’s an ethical duty to understand technology, that has to include social media, one of the most popular forms …

Another Reason to Doubt Facebook will get Fake News Right – They Can’t Get Illicit Images Right

This story is appalling on many levels.It began with a BBC investigation in 2016, which found that paedophiles were using secret groups on Facebook …

Linked - This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

What the literal hell?<p>In reality, 70 percent of office emails are read within six seconds of arriving.<p>This is a problem, but it’s not just a problem …

Linked – Do You Have a Constitutional Right to Use Facebook and Twitter? Supreme Court Weighs In

This is interesting:“Justice Elena Kagan noted that President Donald Trump, every governor and every member of Congress has a Twitter account.“So …

How Information Governance Mindsets Can Help with eDiscovery

I absolutely think they can, and these are methods we should be looking at to get some control over data. At least, according to Mindseye, there are …

Near Deduplication in eDiscovery Document Reviews: It's Meaning and Advantages

The old cliche is that close is only good in horseshoes and hand grenades. Well, sometimes a document review can feel like both. And close can …

Digital Forensics

5 ways to spot a phishing email

No one wants to believe they'd fall for a phishing scam. Yet, according to Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, 30 percent of phishing …

Identity Theft

Linked - How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Surveillance and Public Shaming

There are some good tips in this article about protecting your privacy online, some of which might seem a bit extreme. I do, though, have one quarrel …

Linked - Study Finds Personal Data on Used Phones: How to Prevent That!

“As part of a research project, Serapiglia and students at Saint Vincent College tested 80 phones that they purchased for just $83 from Goodwill’s …

Linked – Please stop charging your phone in public ports

Nothing is safe…Truthfully, I’m putting this right up there with ATM skimmers though. I don’t care how many warnings you put out, people are not …

Linked – 6 Things You Should Never Do On Your Work Computer

I was just having a conversation with someone about this the other day. In the US, when your employer issues you a computer, or a smartphone, as part …

Why Office Perks Are Traps, Not Benefits

Don't be seduced by an office with ping-pong tables and massage chairs.<p>It’s 2:13 a.m., roughly a week after my daughter, Maya, was born. I haven’t slept for more than three hours at a time. Complex sentences don’t make sense anymore. Only simple phrases will do: Verb noun. Soothe baby. Change …

The Workplace

4 Must-have Skills to Be Successful in e-Discovery Litigation Support

The recipe for a successful e-discovery career isn't always clear cut, but there are definitely a few skills you can't get by without.