A Relevant Ransomware Scenario: The Targeting of Municipal Governments and Healthcare Providers

One of the cyber scenarios highlighted in the Cyber Law Toolkit describes the potential use of ransomware against municipal governments and healthcare providers. Given the pandemic and recession constraints in today’s world, this scenario and its potential implications are more relevant than ever and worthy of consideration by legal, business, and information technology professionals.

Seamless Security? Elevating Global Cyber Risk Management Through Interoperable Frameworks

“The Coalition to Reduce Cyber Risk (CR2) is calling for a global approach to cybersecurity risk management underpinned by interoperable frameworks,” said Alexander Niejelow, President of the CR2 Board of Directors and Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy for Mastercard. “Our companies recognize that good cybersecurity risk management rests on a common security baseline of practices as well as a common taxonomy and lexicon. By recognizing this common core as a global standard, companies can more effectively reduce risk as we work across multiple economies and sectors.”

Considering Data Security for Controllers? An Irish Guidance Note

The following guidance, prepared and published by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland, has been developed to aid data controllers and processors to ensure they meet their obligations with regard to the security of personal data they process.

The European Data Protection Supervisor and the 2019 EDPS Annual Report

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is the European Union’s independent data protection authority, tasked with ensuring that the institutions and bodies of the EU respect data protection law. The following update shares an overview of the EDPS and presents the 2019 EDPS Annual Report.

Cyber Actors and Criminals: Two Cybersecurity Updates from the FBI

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in businesses teleworking to communicate and share information over the internet. With this knowledge, malicious cyber actors are looking for ways to exploit telework software vulnerabilities in order to obtain sensitive information, eavesdrop on conference calls or virtual meetings, or conduct other malicious activities. While telework software provides individuals, businesses, and academic institutions with a mechanism to work remotely, users should consider the risks associated with them and apply cyber best practices to protect critical information, safeguard user privacy, and prevent eavesdropping.

Ransomware, Ryuk, and Risk: Beginning to Understand the Epic Attack on Epiq

According to Shyam Oza, Director of Product Management at Spanning, “The best way to protect your business from Ryuk is to avoid it. Avoidance comes when employees are educated in the matters of ransomware. Some employees do not receive the training, some do, and some know it all too well. Yet, human errors seem to be responsible for 90% of data breaches. Clearly, this tactic is not working.”

An Epiq Ransomware Attack Hits Legal Services Industry Leader

Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, today shared that it has taken its systems offline globally to contain the threat of a confirmed ransomware attack. The timeline for the online restoration of the systems remains unclear at the current time.

A Model for Interoperability? Open Cybersecurity Alliance Unveils First Open Source Language to Connect Security Tools

Governed under the auspices of OASIS, which offers projects a path to standardization and de jure approval for reference in international policy and procurement, the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) has announced the availability of the first open-source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework, OpenDXL Ontology. Given the challenges of interoperability in the field of eDiscovery, data discovery and legal discovery professionals may benefit from this example of coordination, collaboration, and standardization.

From Strategy to the X-Road®: Considering Cybersecurity Through the Lens of Estonia

Provided in this post is a compilation of informational article extracts that may be helpful for those seeking to learn more about cybersecurity and how it is approached from strategy and vision to interoperability and architecture by one of the most digitally-advanced and cybersecurity-savvy countries in the world, Estonia.

The Intersection of International Law and Cyber Operations: An Interactive Cyber Law Toolkit

The Cyber Law Toolkit is a dynamic interactive web-based resource for legal professionals who work with matters at the intersection of international law and cyber operations. At its heart, the Toolkit currently consists of 14 hypothetical scenarios. Each scenario contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples, accompanied by detailed legal analysis. The aim of the analysis is to examine the applicability of international law to the scenarios and the issues they raise. The Toolkit was formally launched on 28 May 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

U.S. Department of Treasury Takes Actions to Counter Ransomware

According to Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen, “Ransomware and cyber-attacks are...

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE): September 2021 Cyber Events Report

The twelfth installment in the cyber events series published by the...

[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...

Mitratech Acquires Alyne

According to Mike Williams, CEO of Mitratech, "The combination of Alyne...

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...

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 September 2021

From countering ransomware to predictive coding and packaged services, the September...

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...

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...