Sharon Nelson

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The ABA Journal reported on October 15th that the Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely suspended lawyer Steven Jerome Moody on October 11th. Moody was representing a client who sued PNC Inc. for alleged job bias, according to the court’s opinion. The opposing lawyer, Siobhan Sweeney of Boston, had served Moody with interrogatories and served notice of a deposition, but Moody didn’t respond. Sweeney rescheduled the deposition and flew to Cleveland to attend. Neither Moody nor…
As most RTL readers know, I track (on the heels of the inimitable Bob Ambrogi) the number of states which have adopted the duty of competence. The Vermont Supreme Court ordered amendments to the comments to Rule 1.1 of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct. The amendments track the 2012 changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and specifically include Comment 8’s duty of technology competence: To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill,…
Dark Reading reported recently that a report from Barracuda, which drew on a study of 50 randomly selected organizations, found that approximately 40% reported at least one ATO (Attack Takeover) attack in the second quarter of 2018. “On average, when a company got compromised, the compromise resulted in at least 3 separate account takeover incidents,” according to the report. Of the incidents, 78% resulted in a phishing email being sent. Why spoof an email address…
The title of this post is the title of cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier’s new book. A lot of us worry about everything being connected to the internet and at an accelerating pace. Bill Gates’ and Paul Allen’s old time vision of a personal computer on every desk sounds antiquated today. The New York Times (sub. req.) recently referenced Schneier’s book in a story published on October 10th. That story was entitled, “A Future Where…