NIST Expands Cyber Security Framework with Addition of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Profiles

By Josh Markarian | February 22, 2021

In line with a continued effort to help widespread adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s “Cyber Security Framework” (CSF), NIST has put out definitive cybersecurity guidance relation to positioning, navigation, and timing services (PNT).

Top 10 Social Media Platforms Ranked by Monthly Annual Users

By Josh Markarian | February 16, 2021

At first glance social media may not seem it, but it is a major player in eDiscovery. From Facebook to TikTok, here are the top social media sites by the numbers.

Top 10 Social Media Sites Ranked by Monthly Annual Users (MAUs)

What Is FTP And Why Is It Secure?

By Josh Markarian | February 9, 2021

File Transfer Protocol, commonly known as FTP, is the method of using a standard network protocol to securely and confidentially transfer files via a computer network. There are various types of file transfer protocols but FTP is one of the more common methods used within the legal industry. FTP is typically secured through the attachment of SSL/TLS (FTPS).

5 Reasons Why Information Governance Compliance Is Critical to General Counsel

By admin | January 27, 2021

Information governance, or IG, is the effective management of any and all information that an enterprise creates, stores or transmits, particularly in digital format. In 2021 this includes everything from the project on the office desktop, email that’s accessed from a personal mobile device to social media conversations and wearable technology. Having a successful IG plan in place can be a tremendous benefit to any organization. Yet, IG is more than just a workplace productivity tool;  establishing and maintaining IG compliance is critical to general counsel as well, for five very important reasons.

Common E-Discovery Terms & Definitions Part 2

By Josh Markarian | January 22, 2021

Electronic Discovery is an industry where both technological competence and legal literacy are major players. The EDRM model is at the core of modern litigation, which makes it more important than ever to familiarize yourself with the buzz words being used in the space. To aid in that, here is our second batch of common eDiscovery, forensics, and hosting words that will help up your game.

Common E-Discovery Terms & Definitions Part 1

By Josh Markarian | January 19, 2021

Learning how to navigate the waters of eDiscovery can be difficult, especially when so many common industry terms can sound like a completely different language. Some terms hold a consistent meaning while others change when they’re being applied to the fields of electronic discovery and digital forensics. Here are a few common terms that occur naturally in conversations around litigation to help lift your eDiscovery literacy.

eDiscovery Considerations in Relation to Blockchain & BTC

By Josh Markarian | January 8, 2021

What is Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency is a digital form of currency that exists outside of centralized authority which is also known as decentralized finance (DeFi). Cryptocurrency is an alternative to fiat money, which is any physical currency that is backed by central governing authority such as the US Dollar and Euro. While Bitcoin (BTC) is the…

Email Threading within eDiscovery

By Josh Markarian | December 31, 2020

Email threading is commonly put to use due to its ability to lower cost and increase speed when properly implemented. The amount of emails sent everyday continues to rapidly grow and having to navigate such massive and cluttered accounts results in increased time and money for litigation and eDiscovery.

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

By Josh Markarian | December 28, 2020

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.

E-Discovery Preparation and Permanence for Document Review

By Josh Markarian | December 22, 2020

Document review has become a major profit service for law firms. This gives an inlet to new technologies that allow smaller law firms to take clients they would never normally be able to handle. Additionally, eDiscovery takes the responsibility out of the domain of industry titans instead of making them enlist a large pool of high cost attorneys. In turn this has created scalability that is leveling the playing field in litigation services.

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