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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

Employer Policies Requiring Vaccination

Now that vaccines are approved and in the pipeline it is time for employers to decide whether they will be required for all or certain workplace employees. I hope that these December 16, 2020 EEOC Guidelines will be more consistent than previous CDC and other workplace COVID-19 guidelines. So far, corporations continue to face potential liability relating to their safety policies/practice. Now they have [...]

By |2020-12-28T11:49:53-06:00December 28th, 2020|Regulations, Compliance, News, Privacy|0 Comments

Solargate: A Global Trojan Horse in the Supply Train

Good summary and perspective by Doug. First a bit of context and techno translation. The Orion Platform is SolarWinds’ primary systems management bundle for on-premise and hybrid environments. SolarWinds’ products cover the breadth of IT management. That means the hacked version of Orion gave the hackers potential access to servers, applications, databases, storage and more. I have struggled to keep up with the new [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:27:47-06:00December 17th, 2020|Compliance, News, Privacy, Security, Architecture|0 Comments

A Crunch Time Review Scenario

First in a short series of how to articles by Shree Sharma. The focus is on key questions/decisions when gearing up for a high volume review with a tight deadline. Too many authors are scared of sharing their consulting ‘secret sauce’ when they write. Success is not about having the perfect checklist or outline. Got a favorite discovery scenario you would like explored? Send [...]

By |2020-12-15T14:42:31-06:00December 15th, 2020|Provider, News, Review|0 Comments

Label Trade Secrets to Protect Them

The matter and article highlight the increased risk that corporate trade secrets and confidential data may be disclosed by the largely remote corporate workforce. I appreciate the well-structured guidance and concrete action steps proposed. The authors recommendation to perform an IP audit is a good starting point. However, I would add the need for automated categorization solutions that flag and highlight files and communications [...]

Early Meet & Confer for 30(b)(6) Witness Scope

The FRCP amendments have consistently pushed litigants to meet and confer earlier in the discovery process. This amendment focuses on defining the agreed deposition topics before or immediately following notices of deposition. That would certainly prevent some of the long and boring series of depo questions I have endured that were outside of my designated scope for a client. I am hoping that this [...]

By |2020-12-11T14:22:23-06:00December 11th, 2020|Federal, Caselaw, Regulations, News|0 Comments

eDiscovery Over the Pond = eDisclosure

Another good find and commentary by Doug Austin, A Time of Discovery – A History of Electronic Disclosure (Part One). I like how he pointed out how the UK’s disclosure rules were updated in the same time frame as our FRCP amendments. Civil litigation and arbitration rules vary wildly by international venue. That was a big shock to me as a young product manager [...]

By |2020-12-08T10:33:02-06:00December 8th, 2020|Caselaw, Europe, Regulations, News|0 Comments

Exterro:AccessData – Reverse Food Chain?

These kinds of parallel acquisitions generally happen right after a round of funding. To provide some context, Exterro was founded in 2004 and took $100M round of funding in 2018. Zoominfo has them at $36M in revenue with 170 employees (grain of salt). Founded in 1987, AccessData was one of the first forensic tools I used during my CSI years. Owler has AD’s at [...]

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