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What Does "Reasonable" Data Security Mean?

The November/December 2017 issue of ethikos, the Journal of Practical Business Ethics, featured an article by Everlaw’s Director of Security and Compliance, Lisa Hawke. Ethikos is published by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, a non-profit association made up of over 6000 compliance and ethics professionals, and examines ethical issues in business. In her article “What does ‘reasonable’ data
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#NCSAM Week 5: Protecting our Infrastructure with Pen Testing

Week 5: October 30-31 Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure The theme for the final week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is protecting critical infrastructure from cyber security threats. This week’s theme raises awareness about the importance of building resilience in your organization’s critical systems. Everlaw undergoes regular penetration testing (“pen testing”) by an independent third
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Ediscovery security

Week 3: October 16-20 Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet Connected devices, digitized records, smart cars, and smart homes have become a new reality. Week 3 reminds citizens that their sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes these smart devices work. While there are tremendous benefits to using this cutting-edge technology, it’s critical to
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Cyber security ediscovery

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This is an annual campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM is designed to engage and educate both public and private sector partners through events and initiatives. The goal of these initiatives
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Everlaw cloud

Legal technologists can rattle off plenty of reasons to move to the cloud, but for many law firms the jump to cloud-based technology still seems daunting. Briggs and Morgan CIO Robert Dubois tried to demystify the process Monday at ILTACON in Las Vegas, with hard-won advice on evaluating cloud services. His first tip: focus less
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Mark Olvey with Taft Stettinius

Law firm security breaches are grabbing headlines, and the Wall Street Journal reports “there is no such thing as a non-security IT staffer.” Staying current about rapidly-emerging threats and best practices can be overwhelming for IT staff, let alone law firm partners. Gartner recently estimated over $81.6 billion is being spent on cybersecurity, an indication
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confidential data privilege

Protecting confidentiality can be a challenge for attorneys when someone outside of the firm needs to review data in a review database. Questions they’ll typically consider: How can a court rule on communications claimed privileged? How will an expert review a litigation support database to prepare a report without seeing any attorney work product, arguably
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