As lawyers moved to working remotely, they flocked in droves to Zoom for video conferencing. As they quickly learned, it was easy to use – and their clients loved it too. Zoom is rich in features, but beware – in order to use Zoom ethically and competently – you need to become educated about using Zoom securely. That requires training. Many of the stories you’ve heard bemoaning Zoom’s supposed insecurity were a result of user error. Moreover, Zoom has already made great strides in enhancing its security. While we are still waiting for Zoom to employ true end-to-end encryption (and Zoom is working hard on that), the current state of its security is ethically “good enough” provided the host of the Zoom conference know his/her way around the product. This session is designed to alert you to the many ways you can use Zoom in the practice of law – with an eye to making sure that your usage of Zoom is secure and ethically compliant!
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 (seventeen 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.
Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and cybersecurity 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) certification 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 (seventeen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity and electronic evidence topics.
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