No Surprise, Data Breaches Continue to Rise

April 5, 2017 by Brett Grego

Tags: Data Breach, Information Security

There were 1,792 data breaches in 2016, which led to almost 1.4 billion data records being exposed worldwide, according to the Breach Level Index (BLI) report from Gemalto. This is up nearly 300% from 2015.

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[Video] How Data Cleanup Can Reduce Compliance Risk

April 4, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Dark Data, ROT Data, data cleanup

Information governance is more than having policies and plans. There are pieces that need to work together to ensure your records are managed effectively.

We held an informative webinar about successfully discovering, deleting, and migrating redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) data.

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In-house Counsel Uniquely Positioned to Lead Information Governance Initiatives

March 30, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: File Plan, Information Governance Program, General Counsel

As we move our way through 2017, information governance has thankfully gained more and more traction. This increased awareness and understanding must move into actual initiatives, as the volume of data continues to rise and information regulations around the world increase.

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Take Control of Your File Shares

March 29, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: File Shares

When it comes to an organization's file shares, there is often chaos. Piles of unorganized data, most of it ROT, clog up efficiency and present a compliance risk.

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Building a File Plan Part 6: Determining Disposition Type

March 28, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: File Plan, Definsible Disposition, Disposition

We are re-posting this series as we recently held a webinar on this topic (which can be found here)

This is Part 6 in a series of 6 posts around creating and executing an effective file plan for your organization. Click the following links to read the previous posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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Fear The Data Demon: A Frightening IG Tale

March 23, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Dark Data, ROT Data

Though Halloween is a long ways off, data nightmares can happen any time of year. Remain calm, grab your favorite blanket, and read on through this scary story.

It's a tale as old as time: a demon that lurks around every corner, terrorizing innocent people just trying to do their job. It gobbles up productivity and spews redundant, obsolete and trivial (ROT) data everywhere it goes, without concern for any mere mortal.

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Recordkeeping Compliance Tips

March 22, 2017 by Noah A. Frank

Tags: Compliance

This is a guest post from Noah A. Frank. He practices labor and employment law at SmithAmundsen LLC, a law firm comprised of more than 170 attorneys in the Midwest. The firm handles the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. For more information, visit www.salawus.com. Mr. Frank may be reached directly at nfrank@salawus.com.

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Building a File Plan Part 5: Determining Trigger Types

March 21, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: File Plan

We are re-posting this series as we recently held a webinar on this topic (which can be found here)

This is Part 5 in a series of 6 posts around creating and executing an effective file plan for your organization. Click the following links to read the previous posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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Data Breaches Pack a One-Two Punch

March 17, 2017 by Kevin Bley

Tags: Data Disposal, eDiscovery, Data Breach

As we have discussed in a previous blog post about Sony, the consequences of a data breach reach beyond the initial loss of data. The latest company to experience this is Arby's.

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Information Governance Ensures Long-Term Information Security

March 15, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Cybersecurity, Information Security

External protection from threats is obviously critical when it comes to cybersecurity. However, as these threats are constantly evolving, ensuring your information governance is effective is another approach to safeguard your data.

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