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Sharon D. Nelson Esq., Sensei Enterprises

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

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Why Shadow AI is a Problem for Law Firms

Remember Shadow IT? Well say 'hello' to its pal, Shadow AI There were plenty of articles written about Shadow IT — defined by Cisco as “the use of IT-related hardware or software by a department or individual without the knowledge of the IT or...

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three lawyers celebrate now that they can use ChatGPT in their legal work

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ChatGPT Is a Lot More Valuable to Lawyers Now

Lawyers complained that ChatGPT was not entirely useful to them because it was limited to data prior to September 2021 – a huge limitation for an...

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a lawyer is sad that he has been phished by a hacker using chatGPT

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Breached Law Firms Bemoan: "The Class Action Attorneys Have Found Us"

Remember the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka? A lot of lawyers thought they had discovered a golden ticket when they discovered ChatGPT. They were...

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a lawyer uses their handprint to identify themselves as a more secure alternative to passwords

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Passwords May be Extinct Sooner Than You Think

Lawyers Hate Passwords Lawyers have hated passwords since passwords first made their appearance. They resisted having them until their employer (or...

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A lawyer cringes at the idea of implementing Zero Trust Architecture for their law firm's network

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Law Firms Cringe, But Bow to the Need for Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust Architecture simplified Lawyers have a “deer in the headlights” look whenever we talk about Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) - and we do...

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law firm data afloat in the world wide web

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Unexpected Threats to Confidentiality and Law Firm Cybersecurity: The SEC and ChatGPT

The Security and Exchange Commission Subpoenas Covington & Burling for Client Names This story came out of left field. Since when does the Security...

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A futuristic woman

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Will Lawyers Survive AI's Impact on the Future of Law?

Catchy title, right? Well, we must ‘fess up – OpenAI’s ChatGPT lent us a hand. We submitted this request: “Suggest several striking titles for an...

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Digital Detoxing: A Lawyer’s Best Friend

The Authors Are Detox Veterans While that heading might seem a little silly, it is absolutely true that fighting digital addiction is a true battle....

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Holidays and Weekends: Prime Time for Cyberattacks

Did Your Law Firm Survive Thanksgiving?

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Ethics: Protect Your Electronic Contact List from Prying Eyes

Introduction to an Ethical Problem Most Attorneys Don’t Know About In April of 2022, a headline caught our attention. It referenced a new legal...

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Physical Security in a Transformed World

The Evolving Practice of Law It has been several years since we wrote on the topic of physical security, but it seems like a good topic now that so...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Mobile Digital Forensics for Criminal Lawyers

Digital Forensics Let’s start at the beginning. What is digital forensics? According to a 2008 US CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness...

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