Don't overthink things. The issues we face – as attorneys and techies – are complicated enough; no need to make them more difficult when it's not necessary. Earlier today I re-tweeted a post by Peter Shankman about a guy reviewing a confidential document on an airplane without giving any regard to his immediate surroundings.
Sloppy…sloppy…sloppy. Or, is it ego? You know what I mean. The people who speak just a little too loudly at the bar, to make sure you know how important they are? The people who display their confidential documents – electronic or otherwise – out in (if you'll pardon the pun) plain view, because they think you'll be impressed (they just don't think you'll read them).
More than ever, attention invites one thing; trouble. All you do is make yourself a target for…something…and it's usually bad.
But I digress. Assume the person in the article was simply oblivious. Did he need complex software or some company edict to protect himself and his data?
Nope. All he needed was one of these (no endorsement intended). $30 versus a potential multi-million-dollar data breach.
Penny wise, pound foolish.