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Sharon Nelson

Sharon Nelson
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. (@sharonnelsonesq) is a lawyer and President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information technology and information security company. She has written ten books, hundreds of articles and is a nationally known public speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning, which has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the last two years as one of the top 100 legal blogs in the country. Follow Sensei Enterprises on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter.

How Do You Archive Your Social Media Activity?

We were actually surprised to hear this question when we lectured last week at the Indiana Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. It’s not surprising that large firms feel the need to archive postings, but it was striking that a solo attorney should feel the need. Not only did a member of the audience bring up the possible ethical need ...

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IBM Opened Pandora’s Box When It Embraced BYOD

John and I loathe BYOD. It is a security nightmare. While most business agree, many have felt compelled to embrace BYOD (bring your own device) because, frankly, employees (and sometimes senior management) demanded it. Reading the story of IBM’s experience with BYOD is unnerving. It is sometimes argued that BYOD will save a company money. IBM’s CIO, Jeanette Horan, says it ...

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Electronic Discovery and the Rise of Smartphones

Routinely, I go through the intake forms associated with new digital forensics cases to see what is coming in on what kind of cases, from what sources, etc. Recently, I have been struck by the sheer volume of cases involving the recovery of deleted data (primarily text messages) from smartphones. We bought some expensive equipment recently to broaden our ability ...

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