Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for March 2020

A monthly round-up of industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month

Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from March 2020.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from March include adapting to COVID-19 and maintaining privacy compliance:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in March include:

XDD Materials

In March, XDD published two new blog articles and a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • “Thar She Blows!” Spearphishing, Whaling, and Everything in Between – Social engineering has long been one of the ways that cybersecurity could be compromised.  Once accomplished through dumpster diving, surveillance, pretext calls, and other methods, social engineering now requires simply sending an email.  Hackers have learned that the easiest way to penetrate security is to create an opportunity for someone to voluntarily provide their username and password.  Companies of all sizes are falling victim to these types of attacks because the information looks legitimate, because it is designed to motivate an instant response, and because we have a tendency to trust what we see. Thus, it is crucial to understand how spearphishing works, how to spot a questionable email, and what advice to give to a client – either to minimize the risk beforehand, or to manage the situation after the fact.  In this free, one-hour webinar, XDD VP of Forensics Paul Price provides an engaging discussion of cybersecurity, spearphishing, and whaling – and of how to address these growing challenges in your organization.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.

About the Author

Matthew Verga

Director of Education

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. A fourteen-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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