Why Exterro Acquired a Silicon Valley Deep Tech Firm: To Uncover the Data Risks You Didn’t Know About

Created on November 1, 2023

Founder and CEO

I’m really happy to be coming to you with more exciting news. Today we announced the acquisition of Divebell, the company behind the best-in-class data discovery software solution of the same name. We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Divebell. After all, their technology powers Exterro Data Discovery, our solution to help organizations come to grips with all their data and impose controls on it. Without a doubt, several major trends are converging in such a way that organizations and their leadership–from the GC and CLO to CISOs, CPOs, and CIOs–have to... Read More

4 Big Risks Associated with Generative AI Privacy Professionals Should Know About

Created on October 31, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Artificial intelligence—or variants of it—have mesmerized people for millennia. From ancient myths of men made from clay and clockwork automata to killer computers and sentient computer networks, people have been obsessed with the idea of creating a being capable of original thought and consciousness. Since the arrival of Chat GPT in late 2022, however, AI has dominated the news—and not just the imagination—in an unprecedented way. While most discussion in 2023 has been around generative AI, for most of its history, AI hasn’t had much to do with large language models. Since... Read More

Expert Opinions on Data Privacy News from Fall 2023

Created on October 27, 2023

Director of Marketing, Privacy

The last time we checked in on what's been happening in Exterro's Data Privacy Alert Library, we reviewed a variety of trends that have been going on in privacy news for a while:The federal government moves in fits and starts toward a comprehensive privacy law... but doesn't seem to get there.States, meanwhile, continue to enact comprehensive privacy laws. In Europe, a more advanced approach to privacy normalizes fines and seeks to resolve past conflicts. This time, we'll take a slightly different approach, reviewing some of the news in the order of how many... Read More

What's Coming Up for Exterro in November

Created on October 26, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Well, here in Portland, Oregon, fall has arrived. The sun's coming up later in the morning (7:42 am tomorrow?) and setting earlier, and we're not too far from the end of daylight saving time, which means it'll be nighttime before dinner for the next several months... but none of that means Exterro's slowing down. If you're still plugging away like we are, there are a few more opportunities to catch up with Exterro experts at live in-person events this coming month. Here are the highlights!Exterro XChange Frankfurt November 7 - 9, Frankfurt... Read More

Making the Case for Good Old Fashioned AI in E-Discovery

Created on October 20, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Few news topics—much less technology topics—receive as much attention as artificial intelligence today. Generative AI tools like Chat GPT, Google Bard, DALL-E, and MidJourney have been featured in headlines on the front page of the New York Times, the cover of Time Magazine, and on television programs like 60 Minutes. Predictions for AI’s possibilities range from utopian visions of the future to the potential for the end of humanity caused by AI run amok. But AI has been around for a while now. The first generation of AI used rule-based approaches to perform tasks. Programmers hard-coded rules that... Read More

Expert Tips for Digital Forensics Investigations of Fraud, Theft, and Other White Collar Crimes

Created on October 18, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Law enforcement agencies face a growing wave of digital evidence that they must investigate. Cybercrime remains a concern, but the ubiquity of smartphones and other digital devices means that even routine criminal cases will likely have digital evidence. With almost every case having a digital component, digital forensic investigators and analysts need to move quickly to keep up with caseloads, bring criminals to justice, and provide closure for victims. Technology is of course essential to these investigations, but nothing trumps investigators' ability to interpret the data they uncover quickly. We've assembled several expert tips and tricks that can... Read More

The Use Of Artificial Intelligence In Digital Forensics

Created on October 17, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As we steamroll through 2023, interest in artificial intelligence has hit a new peak—and specifically how it applies to legal and compliance technology. Essentially, the concept of AI mimics the thought and reasoning processes of the human brain and applies that to help streamline and/or automate manual processes. AI is starting to find its role in Cybersecurity, especially as it relates to filtering for false positives and taking on the manual tasks that are too time-consuming for professionals. It is finding a strong foothold as well in the world of Digital Forensics. Let’s... Read More