Archive for May 2014

What Legal Professionals Need to Know About the Importance of SOC 2 Compliance – Part 1

Understanding security compliance can be especially important for legal firms that represent banks, defense contractors and other financial institutions that are regulated by the PCI Security Standards Council and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Data security will continue to remain a major focus for corporate IT risk management. What is SOC 2 Compliance? SOC 2 compliance refers…

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Digital Forensics Basics – Part 2

Digital forensics is commonly used in conjunction with computer forensics to either support or refute a possible hypothesis being considered during an investigation. By using digital re-enactments and creating similar conditions through digital means, investigators can reproduce an event in great detail. They can also add variables that can help to determine time, duration and…

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Digital Forensics Basics – Part 1

Digital forensics is the technique used to uncover and restore information from electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and computers. Even devices that have been virtually demolished can still contain viable information stored away on their hard drives and SD cards. Using a phone’s internal GPS programming, a digital forensics specialist can trace a…

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Best Phoenix Restaurants For Lawyers – Part 2

Avanti A Valley tradition since 1974, Avanti is hailed by many as the most authentic Italian restaurant in town. The warm, sophisticated atmosphere invokes a bit of culinary nostalgia and transports diners to a time when dine was fine dining. The menu features Italian staples such as osso buco and veal Milanese. The wine list…

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Best Phoenix Restaurants For Lawyers – Part 1

Whether it’s for a power lunch or a business dinner, lawyers in the Phoenix area have a multitude of restaurant options. Here are the top 10 places to consider in the Valley of the Sun. Durant’s Considered a flagship restaurant in Phoenix, this iconic steakhouse has been around for over 60 years for good reason.…

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eDiscovery Processes – Part 3

Electronic Discovery for Legal Evidence   eDiscovery has validity because almost all examples of EFD are recorded permanently by digital sources and can be accessed if necessary as legal evidence.  To this extent it is true that absolute privacy in communications — personal, enterprise, social, governmental, etc. — no longer really exists, and can become…

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eDiscovery Processes – Part 2

eDiscovery processes may be painstakingly complex, searching among the frequently exceptional quantity of data to locate materials germane to the specific legal context. However, the character of digital data renders it particularly compatible to investigation, so information can be readily accessed once it has been correctly identified. In addition, EFD are difficult to destroy: Networked…

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eDiscovery Processes – Part 1

As people rely more consistently on computers and digital devices for communicating and storing information, Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) assumes greater importance for legal proceedings.  In this context, eDiscovery is the specifically electronic process of isolating, classifying, and generating for litigation electronically formatted data (EFD). Its proliferation reflects the increasingly plugged-in world of enterprise, social media, email and…

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