An iPhone must be jailbreaked (and an Android rooted) in order for a VPN to be shared directly as a Hot Spot. Most VPN apps allow you to use your account to login from 5-10 separate devices. For a team of co-workers at a remote location the VPN can be installed on a router.

If a VPN app is set to perform zero-logging the provider will not access your data. But keep in mind that some services like Google and Facebook will log your activity even if you are using a VPN.

NIST document, SP 800-60, is a “Guide for Mapping Types of Information and Information Systems to Security Categories”. This guide specifies processes to keep different types of information secure.

It uses this framework to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ESI.

Many public wifi networks will use their DNS server to indicate which login page you should use. If a Google DNS has been added to your device, this may prevent the wifi network from finding its server.

To avoid this on an iPhone go to Settings . . . Wifi, and press the circled i next to the wifi name. Set ‘Configure DNS’ to automatic.

Sean O'Shea has more than 15 years of experience in the litigation support field with major law firms in New York and San Francisco.   He is an ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist and a Relativity Certified Administrator.

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