The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats

Editor’s Note: Published in the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats by Philip Favro, Donald Billings, David Horrigan, and Adam Kuhn provides actionable information for assessing and addressing cyber threats.

A New IG Playbook for Digital Age Threats

Extract and Complete Paper by Philip Favro, Donald Billings, David Horrigan, and Adam Kuhn

The demand within organizations to manage the growth of electronic information has never been greater. Organizations across the spectrum of industry verticals are generally struggling to address the onslaught of data they both generate and receive. While there is nothing new to this trend, companies should be concerned about new threats arising from that data. From lax internal protocols and unsecured corporate networks to malicious insiders and cyber criminals, these threats—if left unchecked—could threaten the viability of the enterprise.

Given the reality of these threats and others, organizations must take proactive steps to govern their information and prepare accordingly. While there is much that could be done to shore up electronic vulnerabilities, the best way to do so is through a holistic information governance strategy. Different from litigation readiness programs of yesteryear that were primarily concerned with preparing for electronic discovery, organizations today need a new information governance playbook that deploys actionable procedures to prevent or mitigate harm from contemporaneous threats to valuable corporate data.

For those organizations that are seeking understanding and guidance on these issues, the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL) has prepared this information governance playbook.

The Complete Paper (Richmond Journal of Law & Technology)

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Source: Philip Favro, Donald Billings, David Horrigan & Adam Kuhn, The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. Ann. Survey (2017), http://jolt.richmond.edu/volume23_annualsurvey_favro/.

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