When You Acquire a Business, Are You Acquiring a Data Breach Liability?

By: Kim Taylor, CEO The acquisition of a business involves many risks and uncertainties. The damage from past data breaches is potentially a huge risk. A Forbes article reports that 40% of companies acquiring a business discovered a cybersecurity problem post-acquisition. Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo in 2017 is a great example of why it’s important to identify potential cybersecurity risks … Read More

Unlocking eDiscovery’s Hidden Compliance Powers

By: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services In the two years since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, over 100 privacy laws  have been introduced around the globe. Here in the US, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), came into full effect in January 2020. Maryland, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island also passed privacy legislation with at … Read More

Managing Mobile Collections and Other Non-Traditional Data Types

By: Clint Modesitt, Manager, Digital Forensics On April 29, 2020, Innovative Discovery hosted a webinar: Managing Mobile Collections and Other Non-Traditional Data Types. The blog post below is a summary written by Clint Modesitt, the manager of digital forensics at ID, and a panelist on the webinar. It’s an interesting time in digital forensics and eDiscovery, as rapidly evolving technology … Read More

Early Signs of Malicious Users on Your Network

By: Jamie Neilon Network security is of utmost importance in the modern business world. Keeping your data and your resources secure is essential, and while you may have a great firewall and comprehensive encryption, sometimes it’s not enough to keep a malicious user away from your network.  A malicious user could be someone with authorized access who is acting in … Read More

Trending eDiscovery Apps

By: Bryan Campbell, COO From Wickr to TikTok, software apps with inadequate security and protocols have triggered headline-grabbing litigation and government investigations. Apps also have become an increasingly tricky and expensive medium for recovering evidence during legal investigations and discovery. In business, apps ranging from cloud storage to chatbots that allow you to communicate in real time with colleagues scattered … Read More

Remote Collections are Not the New Normal – They are the Standard

by: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services To say that we’ve found ourselves in a drastically different world is an understatement.  Just a month ago, most of us had never heard the term “social distancing.”  Fast forward to today, and you can’t go a few minutes without hearing it on TV or reading it in a headline.  As the … Read More

How to Get Your Team On-Board with Company-Wide Data Protection

By: Jamie Neilon You’re likely to benefit significantly from turning to security teams and vendors for data protection, but your employees also need to help by adhering to certain policies and engaging in best practices. The following are some of the ways you can make sure your company makes security a team effort. Emphasize the Need for Data Protection Make … Read More

Identifying and Combating Email Risks

By: Jamie Neilon Emails have become such a central part of our day-to-day lives, whether it is in a personal or professional atmosphere. Masses of people opt to send an email rather than having physical conversations either in-person or over the phone. Email provides access to so many other avenues in our lives, whether that’s communicating with colleagues or receiving … Read More

Six Ways You Can Reduce Risk in a Transition to the Cloud

By: Bryan Campbell, Chief Operations Officer Moving data services to the cloud is a smart decision for many firms and organizations. It takes away most of the burden of IT management and puts full-time experts in charge of managing systems, upgrading software, and protecting security. Any transition requires careful planning to minimize risks, though, and when properly handled, the adoption … Read More

Best Practices to Prevent a Data Breach

By: Jamie Neilon According to a recent study, 5,183 breaches occurred during the first nine months of 2019.  These breaches exposed 7.9 billion records.  That is a 33.3% increase in the number of breaches and a 112% increase in the number of records.  An IBM report found the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. grew 130% from $3.54 million … Read More