Posts Tagged ‘security’

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.


OpenText to Acquire Guidance Software

OpenText to Acquire Guidance Software

OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), the makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, that includes digital discovery solutions and endpoint information security.


BayLDA Publishes Questionnaire Regarding GDPR Audit

BayLDA Publishes Questionnaire Regarding GDPR Audit

The BayLDA is responsible for data protection for the private sector in Bavaria and is supervising data processing by privately owned corporations/commercial entities, freelancers, privately owned hospitals and nursing homes, associations and political parties, online companies, and private individuals. On the basis of numerous requests, the BayLDA decided to publish its recent questionnaire regarding the GDPR audit in English.


German Parliament Enacts Wide-ranging Surveillance Powers Allowing End User Devices to Be Hacked by Authorities

German Parliament Enacts Wide-ranging Surveillance Powers Allowing End User Devices to Be Hacked by Authorities

On June 22, 2017, the German Parliament passed a bill that, among other things, awards extensive surveillance powers to law enforcement authorities.


Is Revenue Raining Out of Your Cloud?

Is Revenue Raining Out of Your Cloud?

Traditional technology hardware and software companies are seeing a significant share of their growth from the cloud. With legacy revenue streams declining – and in some cases declining rapidly – it is imperative that companies make the transition to cloud effectively. This is no simple task.


No Searching of Cloud Data at the Border

No Searching of Cloud Data at the Border

U.S. border officers aren’t allowed to look at any data stored only in the “cloud” — including social media data — when they search U.S. travelers’ phones.


Tallinn Manual 2.0: The Rulebook for Cyberwar

Tallinn Manual 2.0: The Rulebook for Cyberwar

The Tallinn Manual 2.0 is a unique collection of law on cyber-conflict, says Professor Michael Schmitt from the UK’s University of Exeter, who led work on the tome.


Data Loss Threatens M&A Deals

Data Loss Threatens M&A Deals

More than half of all enterprise data now lives on endpoints, beyond traditional visibility and security tools centered on a network drive or central server. If the target company can’t see what its employees are doing with data on their laptops and desktops, then a potential buyer has near zero visibility.


A Little Privacy is Better Than None: Considering Private and Public Cloud Computing

A Little Privacy is Better Than None: Considering Private and Public Cloud Computing

Extracts from two informational papers highlighting key differences between private and public cloud infrastructures and why those differences may be important for the security of critical data and applications.