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Your Amazon Account has been Hacked, Or Has It?

Got great feedback after my last skirmish with a phishing attempt so here is today’s attempt: [Greg] Hello, how may I help you? [digitized voice] This is Amazon security calling in regard to a recent $1499 purchase. Our system flagged this purchase because of suspicious elements and we need you to either confirm or contest this purchase. To be fair, I buy a lot [...]

By |2021-02-11T17:23:31-06:00February 11th, 2021|Essay, Security|1 Comment

Hackers Targeting M365 eDiscovery Services

Thanks to my friend Jason Velasco for drawing my attention to the article Hidden Dangers of Microsoft 365’s Power Automate and eDiscovery Tools. Hitesh Sheth at DarkReading.com is extrapolating from a massive data collection study from 4 million Cognito Detect for Office 365 customers by Vectra. I am not sure that I agree with his red flag alert that hackers are actively using Power [...]

By |2021-02-10T10:29:24-06:00February 10th, 2021|Essay, Security, ESI Sources, Architecture|0 Comments

eDiscovery Tech Bugs: The Emperor’s Clothes?

I want to thank you all for the flood of responses to my tech alert. Our peers stepped up to confirm this and other potential issues experienced in Microsoft 365 (M365) and other market leading eDiscovery tech. Most have been aware of various issues going back years. Your feedback confirms my assertion that technical bugs, system limits and undocumented exceptions are common and always [...]

By |2021-02-04T12:56:53-06:00February 4th, 2021|Provider, Essay, Tech, Search|0 Comments

M365 eDiscovery Search Alert

For enterprise on M365 E3/E5 that have been running keyword searches to export data from OneDrive and SharePoint for discovery in 2020, you may have had a problem. This will be a long piece, so I will try to pack the important parts up front. Last August, while testing the new online Microsoft  (“MSFT”) Word transcription feature I stumbled onto what appeared to be [...]

By |2021-01-31T10:55:04-06:00January 31st, 2021|Essay, Collectors, Legal Holds, Architecture, Search|0 Comments

Reveal: Building AI Driven eDiscovery

If you missed the news, Reveal took a $200M round of funding from K1 Capital and promptly acquired Brainspace. I was lucky enough to get an early briefing on this while brainstorming with the Reveal team on using their platform to analyze the Parler data to support the FBI investigations. In the last year Reveal acquired Mindseye (triage/ECA), LexLP (AI/ML) and even picked up [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:21:27-06:00January 27th, 2021|Platform, Provider, Analytics, Essay, Analysis, Review, Market, Purchase|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 [...]

2020 in the Rear View Mirror

I had planned on taking a break this week because I hope that all of you are too busy with loved ones to read blogs. Even mine. Sitting at my desk waiting for an expert scoping call I realized that responsible professionals lucky enough to be able to work remote have had nine plus months of quiet home time. So this is my 2020 [...]

By |2021-01-11T10:43:43-06:00December 31st, 2020|Essay|0 Comments
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