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inFusion21: International Client Awards

Created on September 16, 2021

For the first time in Exterro’s history, we are introducing an International Partner Awards in conjunction with the annual conference inFusion. The reason why we decided to do this is that we believe to our core that our Partners are absolutely critical to our success on the International Stage. When deciding the categories for these Awards, we looked at factors which we believe really make a difference for ourselves, our Partners and of course ultimately our End User Customers. What we do as a company, and how our End Users use... Read More

How To Protect Against Asymmetric Cyber Warfare

Created on August 19, 2021

Written by Ravi Das, a business development specialist for the AST Cybersecurity Group, Inc. Introduction to Asymmetric Cyber Warfare When one thinks of a cyberattack taking place, many visions come to mind. Probably the most popular one is an individual dressed in a cloak-and-dagger outfit, sitting in front of a computer in a dark room, trying to enter a point of weakness in a business. While this particular image may not happen in reality, there is a new attack front that is emerging from this: This is known as “Asymmetric Cyber Warfare,” and... Read More

Policy without Action

Created on August 13, 2021

Effective Data retention policy implementation is not a point in time effort, it is ongoing By Jan Dhont and Amalia Barthel Data Retention is possibly the most complex area an organization needs to tackle, particularly when records contain personal information. For regulated industries, retention schedules tend to amount to thick binders. The reason: each record needs to be analyzed using an industry-standard (or more), reviewed for a business requirement or justification and then a privacy purpose, and possibly more when other laws apply. This is daunting. More so, regulators are no longer... Read More

Legal GRC in Contrast to Legal's Role in Enterprise GRC

Created on April 26, 2021

By Michael Rasmussen, GRC2020 Pundit & Analyst In today’s global business environment, a broad spectrum of economic, political, social, legal, and regulatory changes continually takes the organization to a new level of strategic and tactical complexity and creating commensurate pressures on business performance. The legal department has become essential in navigating this risk in today’s complex, dynamic, distributed, and disrupted business environment. In this context, legal plays multiple roles in the organization.One role is as an advisor to the business to ensure the organization can reliably achieve objectives (governance), while addressing uncertainty... Read More

They Tried to Charge Me £216 ($296) for My Data!

Created on April 9, 2021

The following was written by Sam Holt, International Engineering Team Leader & Digital Forensics Pre-Sales at Exterro and posted on his LinkedIn page. It's true. A company (who shall remain nameless) tried to charge me £216 ($296) to access the data they held about me on their systems.I was moving house not too long ago, and as part of the long and tedious process, all documentation about every aspect of the property is required by your buyers solicitors (and rightly so too).I was asked for a specific certificate relating to the installation... Read More

“What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been” to This Year’s E-Discovery Day!

Created on December 2, 2020

Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. If you’re from my generation, you probably recognize that phrase as a lyric from the Grateful Dead’s classic rock song Truckin'. But it’s an apt description for the “trip around the sun” we’ve all taken over the last twelve months since the last E-Discovery Day happened—on December 4th of last year. Last year’s E-Discovery Day had (as always) many webcasts and in-person events, including one where I live in Houston (which I attended). I also covered the event as a daily blogger (as I’ve... Read More

5 E-Discovery Insights from 5 Years of Surveying Federal Judges

Created on November 24, 2020

Molly Scott This is a guest blog post from Georgetown Law's Molly Scott. Molly is the Senior Director of CLE Programming for the Department of Executive and Continuing Legal Education at Georgetown Law. A few decades ago, few lawyers would have thought that the idea of legal competency would come to include understanding and advising on technical issues surrounding the discovery of electronic information. But over the last 15 years, technological savvy has become a requirement for lawyers to truly serve their clients competently. That means understanding things like the implications of collecting... Read More