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

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

Responding to COVID-19: A Letter from Our CEO.

Valued friends, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, our organization has been monitoring these fast-moving developments.  The safety of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority.  Given the extreme nature of the situation and the potential health risk, we have decided to transition all non-essential permanent employees to a remote-work model effective tomorrow (March 13).  … 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

Five Things We Heard at Legaltech

by: Kim Taylor, CEO Legaltech New York 2020 has come and gone, and I am always grateful for the opportunity to mingle with industry peers, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. With such a wealth of industry knowledge from all over the globe in one venue, I appreciate the opportunity to put my ear to the ground … Read More

Winning the wi-fi game

Last year, during Super Bowl LIII, over 24 terabytes of data was transferred by more than 38K users within Mercedes-Benz stadium. That is a 47% increase from the year before; the equivalent of 28 million selfies, 4.8 million songs, and 960 days of touchdown dance videos. According to Extreme Networks, the official wi-fi solutions provider for the Super Bowl, fans … Read More

You Can’t Protect Data You Can’t Find

By: Nate Latessa New and emerging privacy laws have ratcheted up the pressure on organizations to protect customer and employee data better.  With corporate data volumes increasing by 62% every year, it’s becoming more difficult and more expensive to protect sensitive information.  Further compounding the problem, a recent survey by Gemalto found that only 54% of companies know where all … Read More

How to prepare for emerging trends in eDiscovery and the Information Lifecycle

It’s a busy time for corporations and law firms monitoring eDiscovery and information lifecycle trends, and that’s sure to continue in 2020 and beyond. Innovative Discovery (ID) recently hosted a webinar to discuss trends and hear from industry experts about preparing for what’s ahead. Representatives from Goldman Sachs, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Gannett Media Corp., and ID first identified key trends … Read More

Don’t let the internet spoil a surprise.

January 9, 2020 Online shopping offers the perks of a larger selection of potential gifts, a way to quickly compare prices, and the time savings of making purchases from anywhere. Choosing gifts online, however, can spoil a well-thought-out surprise and haunt you with ads that could feel like the Ghost of Christmas Past. Personalized online ads, also known as “targeted,” … Read More

Countdown to CCPA: How to Prepare 

December 19, 2019 The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – one of the most comprehensive data privacy laws in the United States – gives consumers more transparency and control over how their online personal information is used.   Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the law will protect about $12 billion worth of personal information used for advertising in California each year, according to an … Read More