What is Digital Forensics?
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by Katie Niemi
10h ago
The importance of understanding digital forensics in our increasingly technology-driven world cannot be overstated. In today’s environment, where digital data intertwines with almost every aspect of our lives, understanding digital forensics means gaining a lens through which we can view our interactions with technology. For corporations and law firms, this knowledge is key in recognizing how digital evidence is utilized and interpreted in legal proceedings. Whether it’s corporate litigation, intellectual property disputes, or employee data theft investigations, digital forensics provides th ..read more
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What is eDiscovery?
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by Katie Niemi
2w ago
In today’s digital age, the vast majority of information relevant to legal matters exists electronically – emails, documents, databases, mobile data, and more. eDiscovery, short for electronic discovery, refers to identifying, collecting, processing, reviewing, and producing this electronically stored information (ESI) for use as evidence in legal proceedings. The eDiscovery process has become essential to virtually every litigation, investigation, and regulatory request. As data volumes continue to explode, legal teams must have a solid understanding of eDiscovery principles and best pract ..read more
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The Benefits of Customization in Litigation Management
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by Katie Niemi
3w ago
Customization, configuration, tailoring – we’ve all heard these words thrown around when it comes to litigation management and eDiscovery technologies. The word “customization” can trigger certain thoughts or emotions when it comes to cost and time. But can it be a cost effective and efficient alternative to one-size-fits-all options? When the topic of customization comes up, the conversation typically turns to things like efficiency gains, user experience enhancements, and better aligning the product to your operations. And those are certainly valuable benefits customizable solutions can p ..read more
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Kate Middleton’s Photo Controversy and the Role of Metadata
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by Katie Niemi
3w ago
In a digital landscape where the manipulation of images is widespread, even innocent family photos can become the subject of intense scrutiny and speculation. Such was the case when Kensington Palace released a photo of the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, and her children, intended to commemorate UK Mother’s Day amidst her prolonged absence from public view. This single image unwittingly ignited a firestorm of controversy, not only casting doubt on the authenticity of the photograph itself but also raising awareness surrounding the possible uses of metadata. The Spark of Controversy Alm ..read more
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Securing the Exit Gates: Strategies to Prevent Employee Data Theft
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by Katie Niemi
1M ago
Employee data theft is a serious threat faced by a wide range of organizations.  Departing employees, for example, often steal a company’s most critical and sensitive information.  Not surprisingly, security incidents of this nature tend to have far-reaching consequences beyond those of a traditional data breach.    Table of Contents To learn more about a section, please select a link below: The Complex Motivations Behind Data Theft Proactive Strategies: Creating an Employee Exit Plan Key Elements of an Employee Exit Strategy Emphasizing Communication and Transparenc ..read more
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A Legacy of Strength: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024
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by Katie Niemi
1M ago
Happy International Women’s Day!  This year’s theme, “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress,” underscores the importance of empowering women for greater diversity in opinion, perspective, and representation, ultimately leading to enhanced progress.  Investing in women not only fosters inclusivity but also promotes innovation and growth.  A Legacy of Strength I was fortunate to be raised among strong women, including my grandmother who built a knitting factory in the 1950s in Rangoon, Burma.  Her resilience and determination inspired my family, with my mother and aunt fo ..read more
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AI Chatbots: A Canadian Cautionary Tale
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by Katie Niemi
1M ago
I’ve spent much of the last six months trying to understand how AI can integrate into our client’s legal process in a way that will save time and money, as well as make sense in the grand scheme of case success.  However, I’ve also kept my eye on how AI is being employed out in the world and some of the external impacts AI can have and the legal matters it can create.   A recent case in Canada highlights ways in which AI can cause issues, rather than solve them, especially with AI tools that are designed to mimic human interactions, like in the case of chatbots.  ..read more
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Behind the Firewall: Understanding and Mitigating Insider Threats
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by Katie Niemi
2M ago
In today’s digital landscape, organizations face an unprecedented number of cybersecurity challenges, with one of the most insidious being insider threats. Although such incidents may not be headline-grabbing, they are no less dangerous to the organization when they do occur. Insider threats are particularly challenging because they originate from within the organization itself, often involving current or former employees who have access to sensitive information and systems. In fact, according to the 2023 Verizon Data Breach Report, a startling 20% of breaches are attributed to an organizat ..read more
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Choosing the Right Setting for Your Digital Forensic Collections
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by Lindsey Dumser
2M ago
In today’s fast-paced world, the lines between our professional and personal lives are increasingly blurred, thanks in no small part to the digital devices that have become near extensions of ourselves. Organizations, large and small, are more connected than ever before as these devices have become integrated in almost every aspect of daily business operations. From laptops and smartphones to cloud services and IoT devices, these tools are indispensable in the modern workplace. While this integration has streamlined many aspects of business operations and communication, things become compli ..read more
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Communication Protocols: The Backbone of Successful eDiscovery
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by Lindsey Dumser
3M ago
During recent onboarding with a new large client, I was pleasantly surprised to see a communication protocol on the agenda. In my experience, clear and consistent communication protocols are often neglected in the eDiscovery process, despite their critical importance. Simply having an email distribution list is usually insufficient. Foundational Importance A recent survey of more than 700 project professionals in large enterprises found that poor communication was the biggest barrier to project success — even ahead of organizational change and budget. It is, therefore, vital that ever ..read more
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