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Considering Generative Adversarial Networks? A Cyber Intelligence Perspective

Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are a deep-learning model first described by Ian Goodfellow in 2014. GANs use two neural networks – one that creates content and one that analyses it – in a pseudo-game-like adversarial process. According to Goodfellow’s counterfeiter analogy, the generative model can be thought of as analogous to a team of counterfeiters, trying to produce fake currency and use it without detection, while the discriminative model is analogous to the police, trying to detect counterfeit currency. Competition in this game drives both teams to improve their methods until the counterfeits are indistinguishable from the genuine articles.

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

From the most prevalent predictive coding platforms to the least commonly used technology-assisted review workflows, the Fall 2021 Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey highlights the preferences and patterns of use of 42 cyber, data, and legal discovery professionals regarding predictive coding technologies and protocols.

A MEDAL for HaystackID? Company Unveils New Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab Service

According to John Wilson, Chief Information Security Officer and President of Forensics at HaystackID, “When it’s a ‘bet the company’ matter, MEDAL allows professionals to gain the most insight into the activity and usage of mobile devices when it matters the most.” The announcement goes on to share that previously restricted areas on mobile devices include the Secure Folder (Samsung), Private Space (Huawei), KeyChain (iOS), Email (Android and iOS), third-party application data, system and application logs, and deleted content, which are now accessible through MEDAL-enabled extractions. Full-file system and physical extractions from both Android and iOS devices are supported.

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

From the interplay of digital forensics in eDiscovery to collecting online data for litigation readiness, the August 2021 edition of the Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform cybersecurity, information governance, and eDiscovery professionals on cyber, data, and legal discovery.

Considering Attribution of Cyber Operations: A Tallinn Paper

According to this new Tallinn Paper from the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, public attribution of state-sponsored offensive cyber operations is complex and has political, technical and legal aspects. States can use attribution as a vehicle to advance their political goals, but there is often a risk involved in making a public attribution. Any response from the attacked party, such as attribution or a hack-back, must be carefully considered before being undertaken due to the political implications that such a response would cause.

Integreon Releases Results of 2021 Regulatory Readiness Report

According to Integreon CEO Bob Rowe, “This year’s Report shed light on how US and UK corporations and law firms are coping with the tremendous challenges of regulatory readiness. Clearly corporations are still struggling to maintain regulatory compliance especially in light of static or inadequate resources. A combination of people, process and technology resources provided by law firms, ALSPs and software vendors are filling the gaps. Looking forward, issues like Brexit, Covid-related legislation, United States data privacy laws, and the LIBOR transition will all require corporations and their legal counsel to step up more.”

A Foray by Morae? New Funding and Acquisition of Adaptive Solutions

According to Zachary Viders, Managing Director, Global Credit Opportunities at BlackRock, “We are very excited to invest in Morae, which has established itself with a unique brand and valued reputation as a global provider of digital and business transformation solutions for the legal, compliance, and risk management markets. We were impressed with the company’s leadership team and vision, business strategy and their tangible capability to deliver the outcomes their clients care about most.”

Cellebrite Introduces New Professional Services

According to Miri Mishor-Goldenberg, Cellebrite’s EVP of Customer Services, “Law enforcement’s pathway to digital transformation is a cultural shift that involves technology, people, and business processes all focused on the goal of optimizing the modern investigative lifecycle. Cellebrite Services marks a significant turning point in our ability to share our expertise in Digital Intelligence, along with comprehensive training and robust professional services with public safety and enterprise customers across the globe.”

Accountability and Artificial Intelligence? A Framework from the U.S. Government Accountability Office

This report from the US GAO describes an accountability framework for artificial intelligence (AI). The framework is organized around four complementary principles and describes key practices for federal agencies and other entities that are considering and implementing AI systems. Each practice includes a set of questions for entities, auditors, and third-party assessors to consider, along with audit procedures and types of evidence for auditors and third-party assessors to collect.

[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...