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Considering Ransomware Risk Management? A Cybersecurity Framework Profile from NIST

Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt an organization’s data and demand payment to restore access. In some instances, attackers may also steal an organization’s information and demand an additional payment in return for not disclosing the information to authorities, competitors, or the public. This Ransomware Profile identifies the Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 security objectives that support preventing, responding to, and recovering from ransomware events.

Extreme Heat? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (August 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing of monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for August 2021 and noted 369 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of August between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the second-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Considering Debt? An FTC Update on the Treatment of Debt in HSR Filings

According to a recent announcement, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a new position on an important factor in determining whether a transaction must be reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. That factor being whether debt repayment at closing counts in determining the value of a transaction.

Whats Up with WhatsApp? Data Protection Commission of Ireland Announces Decision

According to an announcement from the Data Protection Commission of Ireland (DPC), on 28 July 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted a binding decision and this decision was notified to the DPC. This decision contained a clear instruction that required the DPC to reassess and increase its proposed fine on the basis of a number of factors contained in the EDPB’s decision and following this reassessment the DPC has imposed a fine of €225 million on WhatsApp.

UK Unveils Post-Brexit Global Data Plans

According to the announcement, the aim of the new data adequacy partnership planning is to move quickly and creatively to develop global partnerships which will make it easier for UK organizations to exchange data with important markets and fast-growing economies. These new partnerships will build on the existing 42 adequacy arrangements the UK has in place with countries around the world.

With Business Combination Complete, Cellebrite to Begin Trading on NASDAQ

According to to Adam Clammer, Chief Executive Officer of TWC Tech Holdings, “Cellebrite’s technology enables its customers to protect the public and safeguard assets with efficiency and transparency. We believe Cellebrite is well-positioned to capture the opportunities ahead and increase its share of the large and growing Digital Intelligence market as it transitions to the public markets.”

Packaged Services: An Underutilized Approach To Growing Revenue

Packaged services may help legal technology providers bridge the gap between traditional hourly consulting offerings and fully managed services. They may also provide a strong opportunity to create additional sales entry points and potential new revenue streams by making access to current consulting offerings easier to understand, easier to evaluate, and easier to purchase.

PIPL Protecting People? China’s Personal Information Protection Law

According to the Morgan Lewis update on China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), the impact on foreign companies and overseas parent companies of Chinese subsidiaries that process personal information collected from the Chinese market will be significant, as the data collected in China will now be subject to the various personal information protection requirements under the PIPL.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine? CloudNine Acquires ESI Analyst

According to the media release, the acquisition of ESI Analyst affirms CloudNine’s recent announcement to invest in the development of additional, high value product offerings for its customers and the broader market to reduce costs and risk. The media release also shared that CloudNine will further its commitment to invest in solving customer challenges across the EDRM lifecycle through acquisition and hiring 50% more headcount.

[Legal Education Webcast] Breaches, Responses, and Challenges: Cybersecurity Essentials That Every Lawyer Should Know

Every large corporation and organization today face the significant threat of...

Classifying Ransomware? A Ransomware Classification Framework Based on File-Deletion and File-Encryption Attack Structures

This paper evaluates attack methodologies of a ransomware attack: the underlying...

Thwarting Architectural Imbalance? Considering Dynamic Distributed Secure Storage Against Ransomware

In this paper, the authors focus on ransomware, which is a...

Considering Ransomware Risk Management? A Cybersecurity Framework Profile from NIST

Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt an...

Magnet Forensics Acquires DME Forensics

According to the announcement, under the terms of the agreement, Magnet...

Consilio to Acquire Legal Consulting and eDiscovery Business Units of Special Counsel from Adecco

According to Laurie Chamberlin, Head of Professional Recruitment and Solutions North...

Nuix Acquires Natural Language Processing Company

According to Nuix CEO Rod Vawdrey, “Topos will strengthen Nuix’s product...

UnitedLex Acquires BlackStone Discovery

According to John P. Kelly, CEO and founder of BlackStone Discovery,...

A New Era in eDiscovery? Framing Market Growth Through the Lens of Six Eras

There are many excellent resources for considering chronological and historiographical approaches...

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2020-2025 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

While the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for worldwide eDiscovery software...

Resetting the Baseline? eDiscovery Market Size Adjustments for 2020

An unanticipated pandemeconomic-driven retraction in eDiscovery spending during 2020 has resulted...

Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for August 2021

From the interplay of digital forensics in eDiscovery to collecting online...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for July 2021

From considerations for cyber insurance and malware to eDiscovery business confidence...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for June 2021

From remediating cyberattacks to eDiscovery pricing, the June 2021 edition of...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for May 2021

From cyber discovery and data breaches to business of law and...

More Keepers? Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey – Fall 2021 Results

From the most prevalent predictive coding platforms to the least commonly...

Glowing Expectations? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Summer of 2021

In the summer of 2021, 63.3% of survey respondents felt that...

Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Summer 2021 Overview

In the summer of 2021, 24.4% of respondents viewed increasing types...

Looking Up? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Summer of 2021

In the summer of 2021, 80 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants...