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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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Taking the Fight to the Ransomware Gangs: The Impact on Law Firms

Going on the Offensive: A New Development in Combatting Ransomware For as long as ransomware gangs have been around, we’ve been rocked back on our heels in defensive mode. No longer. Following the old adage about taking the fight to the enemy, we...

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Ransomware Today: Top Tips for Law Firms

Ransomware Today Ransomware has been a curse for quite a while. Law firms are one-stop shopping for cybercriminals, alluring because they hold the...

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What Do Women Lawyers Really Want?

Why We Wrote This Article The President of Sensei Enterprises, co-author Sharon Nelson, is a woman. She is involved with multiple groups and...

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Goat Entrails and Tea Leaves: Predicting the Future of Law Practice

The Battle Royal: Hybrid or Back to the Office? You might as well resort to reading goat entrails and tea leaves to predict the future of law...

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Zero Trust Architecture: An Imperative for Law Firms

The Good Old Days of Cybersecurity Life really was simpler once, in the early days of cybersecurity. We had a clear network perimeter defined and...

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Ethical and Budget Friendly Cybersecurity for Solo Lawyers

Current Climate We are a very mobile society and our technology usage seems to increase with every passing day. Lawyers are no different. It is not...

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25% of Law Firms Have Been Breached

What We Learned in 2021 In December 2021, Dave Ries, a frequent co-presenter with the authors, wrote an excellent summary of the cybersecurity...

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Smartphone Phishing Attacks Escalate, Bedeviling Law Firms

Just when you thought you had perfected your cybersecurity training for law firm employees… Time to think again. It’s no secret that cybercriminals...

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Security Assessments and Pen Tests for Law Firms

The Perfect Storm is Headed Your Way The way law firms operate has undergone a drastic change over the past year, in both the physical and digital...

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If You Are Hit by Ransomware, Do You Negotiate? If So, How?

The following post was originally published on October 1 on ridethelightening.senseient.com: If You Are Hit by Ransomware, Do You Negotiate? If So,...

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Lawyer Referral Services

Smart and ethical legal marketing is an important component of legal practice. Legal marketing encompasses a wide variety of methods and media, with...

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Law Firm Caught in $312,000 Scam Can’t Hold Bank Liable

Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites blog reported on May 21 that Boston law firm Sarrouf Law LLP got scammed in 2015, depositing a counterfeit check to its trust...

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