Defining Cyber Discovery? A Definition and Framework

Cyber Discovery can be defined as the application of a combination of data discovery and legal discovery approaches to enable the exploration of patterns, trends, and relationships within unstructured and structured data with the objective of uncovering insight and intelligence to proactively or reactively respond to cybersecurity-centric challenges. The presented definition and framework, based on high-level artificial intelligence lifecycle stages as developed by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and modified through the lens of traditional eDiscovery planning and practices grounded within the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), represents one potential methodology for describing and framing the stages and tasks of cyber discovery.

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Defining Cyber Discovery? A Definition and Framework

Provided for your review and use is a non-comprehensive overview of definitions, depictions (graphical), and descriptions that may be helpful in considering the conduct of cyber discovery. The presented overview* represents a framework based on high-level artificial intelligence lifecycle stages as developed by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) (1) modified through the lens of traditional eDiscovery planning and practices grounded within the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) (2). The modification attempts to combine computer-centric artificial intelligence and machine learning models with data and legal discovery developed protocols and tools to provide a high-level generic reference model for considering cyber discovery stages and tasks.

In discussing the framing of cyber discovery stages and tasks within a generic reference model, it is first important to provide several definitions that may be helpful in understanding the relationships between cyber discovery, data discovery, and legal discovery.

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