Monthly Archives: January 2021

Teams Allows Guests by Default – Hackers Cheer

Because MSFT Admin notices are not posted in a public facing site, I am attaching a PDF of the notice below. Cyber threats and indirect hacking attempts have blossomed in the pandemic remote working age. I brought this change up to cyber security guru John Wilson (HaystackID) on a webinar prep call today. He commented that this could be the equivalent of ‘rolling out [...]

By |2021-01-20T17:16:16-06:00January 20th, 2021|News, Security|0 Comments

Battling Confirmation Bias When Training TAR

In this age of division and widely divergent views of reality, I do a lot of reading trying to understand how so many of us fall down internet rabbit holes into such extreme perspectives. This short article and the prior one on cognitive bias resonated with me on an issue I see frequently when brought in to analyze/support a large TAR review or even [...]

By |2021-01-18T12:47:46-06:00January 18th, 2021|Analytics, News, Analysis, Review|0 Comments

Put Your eDiscovery Skills To Work Saving Democracy

We all want to step up and do something to help our country. If you have access to public or private analytics that can take the extracts from Parler Analysis group or the raw cleaned data from the Archive Team who downloaded it, step up and show the world how your tech and expertise can be used for the common good. Here is another [...]

By |2021-01-13T15:04:48-06:00January 13th, 2021|Analytics, Investigation, News|0 Comments

IM eDiscovery: Resurrecting the 5000:1 Rule

One of my Litsupport team wearing the departmental t-shirts. Used with permission Blame Jonathan Maas for reminding me of my 5000:1 rule from the Enron email review. “For every 5,000 emails we review someone gets fired.” To put that rule in late 1990’s context, everyone having a corporate email account was still a relatively new thing. Just like the pandemic driven adoption [...]

By |2021-01-12T12:38:17-06:00January 12th, 2021|Essay, Compliance, Collectors, Legal Holds, Privacy, ESI Sources|0 Comments

What is Your Messaging App Tracking?

In the days of on-site policy assessment engagements, I loved asking random attendees to step away from their laptops so that I could ‘compliance check’ them. For new or stuffy clients I would ask the MIS/Security stakeholder to pick some random ‘safe’ machines on the floor for the check. Inevitably, every poor admin chosen had stashes of PSTs/MSGs, private gmail mailboxes open, various chat [...]

Exterro and the eDiscovery Patent Game

I fell down the eDiscovery patent rabbit hole while researching Exterro’s recent press release on the patent granted on their Gateway Coordinator. You should never take press releases, white papers, blogs, etc. at face value. Go to the source when possible. In my USPTO search for the announced patent, I stumbled across 7 more Exterro patents covering workflow management, custodian monitoring and predictive search. [...]

It’s a Jump to the Left – Relativity Acquires VerQu

Relativity’s acquisition of VerQu makes a lot of sense from the corporate RelativityOne customer perspective. Once integrated, the VerQu Hydra connectors have the potential to dramatically expand the scope of holds, in-place searches and collections. The pandemic has escalated adoption of Teams, video conferencing and a myriad of collaboration platforms that Hydra already gives customers access to. In a happy coincidence, VerQu was on [...]

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