ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Releases Second Edition of Vendor Contracting Project: Cybersecurity Checklist

By Josh Markarian | June 10, 2021

If your organization has been looking for a clear and concise resource for cybersecurity guidance, the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force has you covered. They recently released the second edition of the Vendor Contracting Project: Cybersecurity Checklist, which is tailored to solo and small firm attorneys who interact with vendors that handle sensitive and confidential information.

4 New Podcast Episodes to Listen to on Your Next Commute – eDiscovery, Information Governance, & More

By Josh Markarian | June 7, 2021

Looking for more eDiscovery and information governance content outside of your normal feed? Here are a handful of recent podcast episodes that are both funny, relevant and informative to provide some pleasure on your next commute, or whenever you have some time to spare.

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Releases New Guide “Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware”

By Josh Markarian | May 17, 2021

NIST Releases Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware
Ransomware is a form of harmful software created to inhibit access to a computer system, locking out the end user until a sum of money or specified ransom is paid. To combat this, NIST has released a guide titled Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware, complete with an infographic, two-minute educational video, and expanded PDF guide of actionable steps you can take now to protect yourself from the threat of ransomware.

e-Discovery LinkedIn Groups & Communities You Should Consider Joining

By Josh Markarian | May 5, 2021

Here are a few e-Discovery groups on the LinkedIn that are full of information from experts in the field of e-Discovery. Check them out and read along, and join the conversion.

eDiscovery Certifications – Industry & Software Specific Certifications to Further Your Career

By Josh Markarian | April 16, 2021

Education is a core part of eDiscovery. The discovery process is full of nuances, ranging from the different technology used to the workflows and methodologies implemented. It’s important for legal professionals to maintain a level of familiarity with these specific workflows relating to the various stages of discovery. However, taking your knowledge in eDiscovery to…

A Look Into The Different Keyword Searching & Text Indexing Terms

By Josh Markarian | March 26, 2021

The document review phase during a case can seem like a near impossible task. What looks like an endless pit of data is made even more complex through the mass amounts of words, phrases, characters and other searchable content that could in turn be possible evidence.

Although it may seem complicated, once understood it becomes easier to gain a grasp and control over your data

Securing Data Through End To End Encryption (E2EE)

By Josh Markarian | March 19, 2021

True ESI defensibility starts with maintaining the authenticity and privacy of the data from the moment it is collected all the way to hosting and later deletion. Data encryption provides the backbone for this security through concealing the data in a cipher, thus making it unreadable to anyone without the key.

Florida’s New Consumer Data Privacy Bill Signals for More States to Follow

By Josh Markarian | March 5, 2021

Officially referred to as House Bill 969, the bill which is more commonly known as Florida’s consumer data privacy bill marks an important shift in overall consumer data collection governance in the US.

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Brings Focus to Data Minimization

By Josh Markarian | February 28, 2021

Following California’s implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which took effect on January 1st, 2020. The state is setting up the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which is slated for January 1st, 2023.

The CRPA is an expansion beyond the CCPA, and will supersede it once the CRPA is fully effective. The key differences between California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) & the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the addition of the data minimization clause.

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).

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