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Meet the People Changing Lives with Exterro FTK: Detective Sergeant John Price

Created on February 1, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Working at a software company, especially one that works primarily in the B2B space, it's understandable to feel that the impact of the work is... diluted? Maybe not as direct and life-changing as other work might be?  But that's really not the case at Exterro. As the company behind the gold standard for digital forensic investigations, FTK Forensic Toolkit, the work we do at Exterro really does change lives. Check out the video below, with Detective Sergeant John Price, Team Leader, Digital Forensics/Incident Response for the West Midlands Police for the first in this series of... Read More

Make Sure You're Complying with the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act with this Checklist from Exterro

Created on January 30, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) was signed into law in March 2021, making Virginia the second state in the United States to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation, and went into effect on January 1, 2023. Businesses of all sizes are expected to comply with its provisions--at a baseline, organizations that control or process data on 100,000 or more Virginians or that process or control data on 25,000 Virginians and derive half their revenue from the sale of personal information must comply with its provisions. But the provisions are complicated. Organizations may... Read More

5 E-Discovery and Compliance Lessons from across the Globe

Created on January 27, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

The trends in data privacy, security, and litigation over the past several years are clear and unmistakable. Data volumes and sources are growing exponentially. Governments and regulators are imposing restrictions on how organizations collect, manage, and process the data they hold. To meet their obligations and minimize their risks, organisations must invest in people, processes, and technology to understand what data they hold, where they hold it, and why. And, upon demand, they must be able to find, review, and produce relevant documents out of their vast stores of data on tight... Read More

Exterro’s Getting Bigger (Again) with the Acquisition of Zapproved

Created on January 20, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Today, Exterro announced that it has acquired Zapproved, a provider of e-discovery software known for its strong customer outcomes. The acquisition of Zapproved is another step forward for Exterro and its signature technology, a holistic legal governance, risk, and compliance (LGRC) platform that empowers customers to proactively and defensibly manage their legal governance, risk and compliance obligations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This is the third acquisition by Exterro in the LGRC space, following acquisitions of Jordan Lawrence in 2019 and Access Data in 2020. Exterro’s platform extends beyond... Read More

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together: 7 Tips When Creating An E-Discovery Action Plan

Created on January 20, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Having a plan of action when facing unforeseen events gives everyone involved a feeling of security and safety. In case of fire, we know the exits, meeting places, and the all-clear signal. When contractions are five minutes apart, the suitcase is packed, the car is running, and the hospital's check-in process is memorized. So when a legal hold is initiated against your company, are you prepared in the same way? E-Discovery can be complex, time-consuming, and costly—“just winging it" is not an option. Having an action plan in place before a legal... Read More

3 Key Takeaways from the World of Data Privacy in 2022

Created on January 13, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

In the world of privacy, things can move fast. US states and national governments pass new laws, and agencies translate the intents of the legislature into regulations. Where regulations are already in place, data protection authorities enforce the provisions of regulations on violators, ideally with the goal of changing organizations' behavior. But enforcement priorities change or enforcement itself becomes more rigorous--a trend we saw across jurisdictions in 2022. And of course data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other cybersecurity incidents all make news as well. That's why Exterro publishes a bi-weekly series of Data Privacy Alerts... Read More

Exterro's Top 5 Digital Forensics Resources of 2022

Created on January 6, 2023


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

For the last couple of weeks, I've been reviewing some of our top educational resources from the past year here at Exterro. Today we're publishing our third and final list of resources, this time focusing on digital forensics and incident response (DFIR). (If you're curious about our other educational resources, you can check out the top resource lists for e-discovery and privacy on the blog too!) 2022 witnessed the continuation, if not acceleration, of a number of trends that are combining to increase business adoption of DFIR capabilities. Cyberthreats, from insiders to... Read More