Posts Tagged ‘security’

Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), security fatigue is a weariness or reluctance to deal with computer security, leading to feelings of resignation and loss of control.


Data Security: Thinking About Bugs

Data Security: Thinking About Bugs

Security bugs may have wildly disparate paths of extermination. Some are quietly patched with code updates, while others make the national news and trigger companies’ incident response plans.


The Great ESI Sales Exodus

The Great ESI Sales Exodus

In order to understand how to transition successfully, or why a cybersecurity provider might want to hire an ESI sales representative, it is essential to understand why there is an ESI sales exodus, who stands to gain from this trend and what the cyber sales landscape looks like currently in comparison to the world of e-discovery.


Relativity Unveils Next Evolution of Their e-Discovery Platform at 8th Annual Relativity Fest

Relativity Unveils Next Evolution of Their e-Discovery Platform at 8th Annual Relativity Fest

Relativity announced key enhancements to their eDiscovery platform at their annual user conference, building on nearly 500 new features delivered this year.


Eight C’s of E-Discovery in the Cloud

Eight C’s of E-Discovery in the Cloud

The adoption of cloud applications is growing across enterprises worldwide. According to Gartner, by 2020 more than 30 percent of the 100 largest enterprise applications will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only – encouraging any enterprise fence-sitters to move in the direction of the cloud. 


Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

The problem with a central database like the ones used to house social security numbers, or credit reports, is that once it’s compromised, a thief has the ability to copy all of the information stored there.


Cloud Computing Crash Course: Location, Location, Location

Cloud Computing Crash Course: Location, Location, Location

Don’t let the term “cloud” fool you into thinking that the information is not in a specific location. It is, and it’s important to know the exact geographic location of the server where your data will be stored, including any back-up locations.


Five Lessons All Companies Can Learn From The Equifax Data Breach

Five Lessons All Companies Can Learn From The Equifax Data Breach

While many companies may be relieved not to be in Equifax’s position right now, no company is immune to data breaches. Those who fail to learn key lessons from Equifax’s mistakes may find themselves in the next headline. Accordingly, companies in every industry, and of every size, that maintain any type of sensitive personal data—whether it be of customers, employees, or data maintained on behalf of others—should study the Equifax situation and ensure that they are better prepared for a data breach incident.


Vendor Breaches and Their Implications for Employers

Vendor Breaches and Their Implications for Employers

Before entrusting the vendor with personal information, the employer should execute a contract with the vendor that addresses the parties’ obligations and rights regarding personally identifiable information.


File Share Platforms and Business Risk

File Share Platforms and Business Risk

The risk associated with the use of file share platforms is twofold.  First, company supported file share is attractive to attackers because it is guaranteed to contain sensitive information.  Second, file share platforms available to employees outside of the company — e.g. the employee Google Drive account — may be used to store company information, but likely do not use the same security standards as those enforced by the company.


Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

Emerging Content Formats Challenge eDiscovery

According to a recent report from Osterman Research, any electronic information is potentially subject to e-discovery, including text messages, social media posts, data in collaboration tools and data from the Internet of Things (IoT). Web pages and data from wearable devices and vehicle event recorders are among the new sources of electronically stored content (ESI) that are possible targets for e-discovery.


Counsel On Call Acquires DSicovery, LLC

Counsel On Call Acquires DSicovery, LLC

Counsel On Call, a leading alternative legal solutions provider of technology-enabled managed legal and secondment services, has acquired DSicovery, LLC (“DSi”), a renowned eDiscovery, digital forensics and data management company.


Eyeing Expansion, Chicago eDiscovery Company Rebrands

Eyeing Expansion, Chicago eDiscovery Company Rebrands

Andrew Sieja, kCura founder and CEO, said the Relativity brand long ago eclipsed kCura, a term which was coined years ago when the company had ambitions to specialize in knowledge management. Instead, it found success in the roughly $2.5 billion e-discovery software market, with a reported 13,000 users including nearly every AmLaw 200 firm, the U.S. Justice Department, plus corporations including NBCUniversal, LinkedIn, Allstate and others.


Your Riskiest Data Is Often Hiding in Plain Sight

Your Riskiest Data Is Often Hiding in Plain Sight

Organizations must consider data across all information systems and gateways, whether unstructured or structured. Don’t focus only on “building walls” around the perimeter to keep people out and keep information in. The challenge with this approach is that as you build a 10-foot wall, your opponent brings an 11-foot ladder. By the time disaster strikes, you may not be able to adequately assess or understand your corporate risk.


5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

5 Experts Share Advice on Preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a great example of change taking place in one part of the world — the European Union — that will have global impact.


IT Security vs. Cloud Creep – The Menace that Comes from Within

IT Security vs. Cloud Creep - The Menace that Comes from Within

It is fundamental that a company’s IT department looks to create an efficient and precise framework for all cloud purchasing. It should be expected that each department will insist on having a say as to which cloud applications they prefer to use, therefore IT teams should strive to advise each sector accordingly.


Top 10 Steps to Operationalize the GDPR

Top 10 Steps to Operationalize the GDPR

Being GDPR ready is a task which extends beyond the privacy or compliance team and requires the involvement and cooperation of the entire organization to take compliance with the GDPR from theory to practice. 


How a Remote Browser Increases Security and Helps IT Stay on Budget

How a Remote Browser Increases Security and Helps IT Stay on Budget

Reduced complexity, increased security, and perfect insulation — those are the outcomes reported by organizations who deployed a remote browser to protect their users when they access the web.


The Role of Encryption in Law Firm Data Security

The Role of Encryption in Law Firm Data Security

The use of encryption boils down to a discussion of acceptable risk. The appropriate level of encryption depends upon specific use cases and is a balance among many factors, including the sensitivity of the data, the need for usability and convenience in accessing and using the data, and the impact if the data were to be breached.


Edge Computing Could Push the Cloud to the Fringe

Edge Computing Could Push the Cloud to the Fringe

Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level.


Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

As with the adoption of any emerging technology in the workplace (email, electronic signatures, etc.), the use of ephemeral communication tools by an organization requires a risk-versus-reward analysis. 


This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

As the name implies, unsupervised machine learning – computers teaching themselves – removes the human factor. And once the error rates are low enough, truly automated predictive information governance is realized. The system can now automatically collect, categorize, store, protect, safeguard access, and apply retention/disposal rules.


Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence: Incorporating Privacy, Security, eDiscovery, and Information Governance into Due Diligence

Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence: Incorporating Privacy, Security, eDiscovery, and Information Governance into Due Diligence

Modern M&A practices are just now beginning to catch-up to new technologies by including data privacy (“DP”), information security (“IS”), e-Discovery, and information governance (“IG”) concerns as discrete issues within the traditional due diligence paradigm.


NCT Ventures and Bridge Investments Join JumpStart in $1.8M Fundraising Round for Heureka Software

NCT Ventures and Bridge Investments Join JumpStart in $1.8M Fundraising Round for Heureka Software

Today, Heureka Software announced the company has added new funding from Columbus-based NCT Ventures and Chicago’s Bridge Investments. Combined with previous funding from Cleveland Venture Development Organization JumpStart Inc. and other angels, this increases Heureka’s current fundraising round to $1.8 million.