October 21st, 2011 by Gwynne Monahan
Jack Speaking: Security and Ethics of Cloud Computing at GPSolo 2011 Fall Meeting & National Solo and Small Firm Conference
Jack Newton, co-founder and president of Clio, is giving a webinar at the GPSolo 2011 Fall Meeting & National Solo and Small Firm Conference about the ethics and security of cloud computing.
Cloud computing is one of the hottest trends in legal technology. Rather than installing and running software on your local computer, your software and data is hosted by a third party and made available over the Internet. While this new approach to cloud computing offers many benefits, lawyers in particular need to be away of security-and privacy-related “best practices” prior to entrusting confidential client data to “the cloud.” The presentation will answer the following questions:
- What is cloud computing / Software-as-a-Service?
- What does cloud computing mean for lawyers?
- What are some of the benefits (and some of the disadvantages) of “the cloud”?
- What are the ethical implications of using Software-as-a-Service? Is it OK with my Bar?
- What questions about security and privacy should you be asking a prospective SaaS provider?
- How should you evaluate the costs of SaaS versus traditional desktop software?
- How can you protect yourself against worst-case scenarios?
Newton will also review the ethics issues relevant to cloud computing and provide a survey of recent ethics opinions related to cloud computing.
We’re also exhibiting so if you can’t make it to the webinar, stop by the Expo Hall. We’re happy to answer any questions, or just say hello!