I ran a webinar this afternoon with the BC Courthouse Libraries titled “Digital Security for the 2017 Lawyer”. You can download the slides here.

The event was conceived and hosted by Katrina Leung, a BC corporate-commercial lawyer who works for the BC Courthouse Libraries. We had about 125 people tune in and they've kindly permitted me to distribute the slides. A webcast will also be made available next week on their Vimeo page.

Here are the references included at the end of the presentation, which are a useful source of information about computer security for professionals:

  1. Android vs. iOS phone encryption: https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2016/11/24/android-n-encryption/
  2. Phone 2FA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-factor_authentication#Mobile_phone_two-factor_authentication
  3. Demonstration of social engineering attack on phone company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7scxvKQOo
  4. Phone company social engineering leading to losses: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2016/12/20/hackers-have-stolen-millions-of-dollars-in-bitcoin-using-only-phone-numbers/#14eeb73f38ba
  5. Enabling Windows encryption (BitLocker): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/e7d75dd2-29c2-16ac-f03d-20cfdf54202f/turn-on-device-encryption
  6. Creating an encrypted disk image on macOS: https://www.howtogeek.com/183826/how-to-create-an-encrypted-file-container-disk-image-on-a-mac/
  7. How "air gapping" protects secure computers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_gap_(networking)
  8. Toronto law firm's bookkeeper computer hacked, six figure loss: http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201301072127/headline-news/law-firms-trust-account-hacked-large-six-figure-taken
  9. Chromebooks for sale: https://www.newegg.ca/Chromebooks/SubCategory/ID-3220
  10. Explanation of what SSL is and how it works: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security
  11. Free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt: https://letsencrypt.org/
  12. Discussion of static vs. dynamic websites: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Static-Websites-and-Dynamic-Websites
  13. Enabling SPF & DKIM: https://mandrill.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205582267-About-SPF-and-DKIM
  14. How PGP works for encryption (popular message encryption scheme): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy
  15. Internet of Things as security weakpoint: https://www.ft.com/content/a63b2de8-992c-11e6-8f9b-70e3cabccfae
  16. Tips for using public wifi networks: https://usa.kaspersky.com/resource-center/preemptive-safety/public-wifi
  17. Why you can't rely on the "green bar" for SSL safety: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/03/chrome-secure/
  18. Airport wifi spying: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/csec-used-airport-wi-fi-to-track-canadian-travellers-edward-snowden-documents-1.2517881