2015 April

This Security Talk episode discusses why it’s important to use unique, strong passwords for any system or web site that has confidential information - especially your email and banking sites.

Jon & Greg give a high-level overview of two-factor authentication, and how you can use it in your personal life for Facebook and Google using the links below:



Please join us for this recorded open mic discussion about log file collection, parsing and management using open source or inexpensive software. Some of the applications we'll be talking about are Splunk, SumoLogic, LogStash and LANsweeper.

Members of the Emerging Technologies Peer Group, along with Eric Richards, the IT Manager at Tucker Ellis, will be participating in this discussion and everyone is invited to listen, ask questions and provide input.

Protect your data with encryption

Join our panel as they discuss increasing attorney productivity through third party apps.  The discussion starts with general issues around mobile devices and third party apps, including mobile device management, the mobile app distribution model, vetting, support and training.  The panel then turns to specific apps that respond to attorney needs, seem to be more heavily adopted, or help the panelists themselves be more productive through their mobile devices.

Vern Cole brings more than 20 years of risk management and information governance leadership to his role as Security Architect at Perkins Coie, where he is responsible for the information security and privacy programs. Vern joined Perkins Coie in 2010, a Seattle-based law firm known for its marquee list of high-tech clients and is based in the firm’s Seattle office. Previous to Perkins Coie, Vern was the CSO for Varolii, a Seattle based technology enterprise, and Director of Western Consulting at VeriSign. Vern is a member of the LegalSEC Steering Committee.

Amy Halverson manages the litigation knowledge management program at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a firm that started in Silicon Valley and now has 14 offices across the U.S., Europe and China.  The firm is known for its service to clients in the technology and life sciences industries, as well as other emerging enterprises.  Amy is an attorney and former litigator.  She has been at Wilson Sonsini  since 2006, or "1 B.iOS." -- 1 year before iPhone.  

Karen Helde has worked in law firms for more than 20 years. She is currently the Director of Library, Research & Records Services at Lane Powell PC in Seattle. In addition to apps for legal, her professional interests include knowledge management, collaborative technologies, and the expanding role of law librarians.

Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management, technology training and user adoption programs at Perkins Coie, a Seattle-based firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 19 offices.  Perkins Coie has been named to Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work for 13 consecutive years.  Gwyn is based in the Portland office and previously practiced law as a transactional attorney.  Gwyn is a member of the Knowledge Management Peer Group Steering Committee.  

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