Apr 14, 2020
Episode 13 of the Legal Tech StartUp Focus Podcast -- Interview with Alexander Sverdlov of Atlant Security
In this episode, Charlie Uniman, your host of the Legal Tech
StartUp Focus Podcast (www.legaltechstartupfocus.com/podcast),
interviews cybersecurity expert, Alexander Sverdlov,
co-founder of Atlant Security (www.atlantsecurity.com).
After a brief discussion of Alex's professional background, Alex gets right down to offering practical ( and immediately actionable) cybersecurity tips for working from home during the COVID 19 lockdown (and for working from anywhere outside an office when the lockdown is finally lifted). These tips include (i) video conferencing protections (including a discussion of both the now popular Zoom video conferencing tools and also Zoom alternatives), (ii) putting cyber protections in place to secure wifi use (including the use of a VPN ("virtual private network") for outside-the-office work), (iii) the importance of insuring the security of one's personal computer (including steps to take to do so), (iv) the oft-neglected security of whatever browser is being used on one's personal computer (citing, especially, the broader protections that ad-blocking browser extensions offer beyond just blocking ads themselves), (v) password and user name cybersecurity "hygiene" (using a password manager and two-factor authentication) and (vi) advice to legal tech startups to architect security at the very outset of the development of their legal tech applications.