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West Midlands Police Become First Force to Deploy Exterro’s Pioneering Cloud-Based Digital Forensics Platform and Surpass Digital Forensic Science Strategy Goal

Created on May 19, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

May 19, 2022, London, UK: Exterro Inc., the industry’s first provider of Legal GRC software, which unifies e-discovery, digital forensics and data privacy to drive successful, defensible outcomes for in-house legal, IT teams, privacy and law enforcement worldwide, today announced that the West Midlands Police are the first force to deploy its cloud-based digital forensics platform based on the FTK® Central platform housed on Microsoft Azure. This is a pioneering project that has paved the way for a national digital forensics service, enabling cases to be worked on remotely, officers to collaborate and cases... Read More

Exterro Meme Series: (Privacy) Iceberg Ahead!

Created on May 19, 2022


Senior Director of International Marketing

Many legal, privacy, and compliance officers have the mistaken impression that they know all about the personally identifying information (PII) they have in their organizational data. But the fact is, PII is usually dispersed throughout multiple systems, far more widely spread than most know. That's why performing a thorough data inventory is so important. If you don't believe me, check out  Exterro's Basics of Data Privacy: Data Mapping and Data Inventory and learn why it's critical for yourself. Read More

5 Lessons in Entrepreneurship from Exterro CEO Bobby Balachandran

Created on May 17, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

A month ago, Exterro CEO Bobby Balachandran addressed students at the GRD School of Commerce and International Business in Coimbatore, India, speaking about his journey from entrepreneur to successful CEO of Exterro, as well as on the entrepreneurial journey in general. Bobby and his partners founded Exterro in 2008, during the height of the Great Recession, when they became convinced that many of the biggest challenges of legal departments could be solved by approaching them as business problems, capable of optimization using data, intelligence, and technology. As Exterro grew from its roots... Read More

Case Law Alert: Hacking of Servers Doesn’t Warrant Spoliation Sanctions

Created on May 17, 2022


Vice President, E-Discovery

What are reasonable steps to preserve potentially relevant data under the FRCP? In Masterobjects v. Amazon.com Inc. (N.D. Ca. March 13, 2022), the court ruled that a data breach didn’t warrant spoliation sanctions—even if data was lost—if reasonable data security measures were taken.E-Discovery Case Overview In this case, the defendant contended that a variety of discovery violations were committed by the plaintiff, including but not limited to (1) not obeying a court issued discovery order and (2) potential spoliation. At the start of discovery, the magistrate judge ordered the plaintiff to... Read More

Forensic Collection in Zero Trust Environments

Created on May 16, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Zero Trust environments have become a hot topic in information technology and cybersecurity news in 2022, in large part because of the federal government's announced strategy to move toward zero trust architecture in January. Of course, it's not just public sector organizations that are adopting zero trust standards--it's also private enterprises. Whatever the nature of your business, it's understandable to want to learn more about zero trust environments and how to conduct effective forensic investigations in them. If that describes you, then make sure you check out Episode 6 of FTK Over... Read More

Cyberinsurance: Another Reason Why You Need Digital Forensics Software

Created on May 16, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

We all know that the risk of cyberattacks of all sorts is constantly increasing. Malware, ransomware, and data breaches continue to proliferate not just at large corporations, but also small- and medium-sized businesses including law firms and legal service providers. Overall, in 2021, businesses suffered 50% more cyberattacks per week than the previous year, and corporations around the globe expect an increase in attempted breaches to continue throughout 2022. Preventing cyberattacks is now so critical that cyberinsurance applications require organizations to answer more and more questions about their cybersecurity technology and practices... Read More

4 Data Mapping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Created on May 13, 2022


Content Manager at Exterro

E-Discovery Data Mapping Can Be Useful in Data Privacy Processes We've come a long way from the time when "data mapping" was a dirty word in e-discovery. But as data becomes more dispersed and voluminous across organizations, having a centralized resource for quickly identifying where certain electronically stored information (ESI) resides is extremely valuable. FOIA and public records requests can be fulfilled more efficiently if there are accurate, up-to-date data maps in place.With privacy regulations now creating more process complexity during e-discovery, it's even more important to ensure that you understand your data... Read More