Many Faces of Mike McBride

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Can You Get Your Students to Laugh?

It was recently pointed out to me that I tend to use humor quite a lot when doing any sort of presentation, including teaching a training class. …

Linked - Why Employees Should Think Like Freelancers

This is an important article. Times have changed, and the fact of the matter is, there is almost zero chance that any of us will work for the same …

Linked - Wordpress hacks expose law firms' cyber-disconnect - and, perhaps, client data

The lesson, as always, don’t use WordPress or any other web-facing technology if you aren’t going to keep up to date with it.<p>“Earlier this month, …

How your business can combat cybersecurity breaches

Security-related incidents are growing at an alarming rate — over 38 percent more were detected in 2016 than in the 12 months prior, according to …

Linked - Looking for a New Job? Check Facebook

All the more reason to make sure all of your social media profiles, not just Facebook, are looking professional and not something that would come …

Giving You More of what You already Think

I was watching this video of a Google Talk by Max Stossel recently. It’s a bit long by internet standards, and his poetic style might take a minute …

E-discovery "self-collectors" beware: new federal rule could pose problems

...which can be viewed in its entirety here, adds two <b>new</b> subsections to the rule (subsections 13 and 14). The biggest impact on e-discovery will …

Security

Linked - The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

The article is right about the fact that the upheaval is going to come faster and be larger than most people have contemplated, and we have no idea …

In-House Counsel: A Grounding Force Of Change And Leadership In Turbulent Times

As long-time residents and employees in Silicon Valley, we realize that we live in a “bubble” full of promise-driven optimism, an unabashed …

Linked - The Neuroscience of Trust

There is quite a lot to think about in this article about Trust, and how important it is to employee engagement. What isn’t mentioned, but is easy to …

Linked - A Feeding Frenzy to Deface WordPress Sites

If you haven’t updated your WordPress install to 4.7.2, you might want to do that, assuming that it hasn’t already been hacked and defaced. Seems …

Not All Machine Learning is Good Machine Learning

I know that you’ve seen all the hype around AI and Machine Learner. It’s probably warranted. AI is in the process of making huge changes in how we …

Legaltech 2017: The Recap

Last week thousands of lawyers, legal IT professionals, and others with an interest in legal tech made the annual pilgrimage to New York City and …

Evangelism Marketing

50 things only remote workers understand

We all do certain things when we’re at home in our comfort zone, but can you imagine having the whole workday to let all your weird hang out? Being …

Productivity

Linked - Hackers are getting smarter and more sophisticated, says cybersecurity expert

Yeah, I think we can just go ahead and assume that if there is digital information out there, it’s been hacked.<p>Seventy-three percent of Americans …

Linked - Everyone makes the same public speaking mistakes

“They don’t consider the audience’s motivation.<p>Before I prepare a single line of any talk for any crowd, I ask the organizer ahead of time one …

To Cut E-Discovery Costs, Legal Departments Question Outside Counsel

As the amount of data retained by companies grows, corporate legal departments face increased pressure to control the costs associated with …

Digital Forensics

If You Aren't Thinking About Your Employees Mental Health, Who Is?

It’s been in the news quite a bit lately, the shocking statistics that show us how common mental health issues are, and how workplace stress is part …

Link - I couldn’t save my child from being killed by an online predator

Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy who loved gaming, was groomed online and murdered in 2014. His mother, Lorin LaFave, was worried – would her pleas …

Crime

Why Social Media Is Important for Your Career

Social media had an image problem.<p>MySpace was where teenagers wasted their time and shared fluff. YouTube was for viral videos, cats and cute …

Linked - 15 Social Media Stats to Share with Business Leaders

The article itself is fairly common information on why social media is the way to reach people for marketing, recruiting, etc. but this stat shocked …

Linked - Telemarketing Firm Leaks 400,000 Recorded Calls

Seriously? Are there any grown ups who work for this place?<p>More than 400,000 audio files associated with a Florida company’s telemarketing efforts …

Budgeting for e-Discovery

1. <b>When.</b> Begin budgeting as soon as possible. It begins with simply asking “How much is this going to cost?” Document anticipated costs and your …

Forensics

Linked - American Airlines Is Eliminating Seat-Back Entertainment

This may seem like an airline cutting yet another benefit, but as a frequent American flyer, I’m OK with this. I usually have my own entertainment, …

Security and the Internet of Things

Last year, on October 21, your digital video recorder ­- or at least a DVR like yours ­- knocked Twitter off the internet. Someone used your DVR, …

Internet of Things

Linked - Consumer Carelessness Leaves Sensitive Data in Returned Devices

Image by Witer<p>This is probably something everyone should at least be thinking about when they go to sell or return old devices. I will add one thing, …

If Everyone's Getting Hacked, Maybe They Shouldn't Keep All That Data

According to a recent Irish study 61% of organizations suffered a data breach last year.<p>I highly doubt that high of a number is unique to Ireland. I …

A Dozen E-Discovery Strategies for Requesting and Producing Parties

Two characteristics that distinguish successful trial lawyers are preparation and strategy.<p>Strategy is more than simply doing what the rules require …

Forensics

Linked - Dropbox Bug Restores Files Deleted 7 Years Ago

It turned out to be a bug, but this is less than ideal –<p>Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based services for storing and sharing files across …