When it comes to eDiscovery of email and/or documents you have a variety of choices to contain costs, these include:
Using lower cost providers to review the search results, whether that involves outsourcing outside of the U.S./Canada.
Sending the documents to a law firm that only uses "staff” attorneys.
Whenever possible, obtain all documents in an electronic form.
Using automated tools to inspect and process the materials.
When your case requires eDiscovery of Source Code, the above options are not practical or feasible as the Intellectual Property or Trade Secrets contained within the source code could be compromised during discovery.
Using technology from Chaperon is another way to contain costs. These include:
Secure remote inspection of code by multiple parties in multiple locations (saving both time and travel related costs)
Online collaboration environment for multiple inspectors to create a “Work product” that can contain code fragments and notes from multiple inspectors.
Secure printing of Source Code files along with secure electronic delivery of printouts to the inspecting parties.
Ability to centrally control and or modify access to the materials by party, location and/or time.
These options have not - previously been available in eDiscovery of Source Code.
Learn more about how you can control the cost of eDiscovery by contacting us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you recently evaluated the cost vs. value of your current software escrow storage?
Do these features make it easier to make and or get access to deposits?
Are the features increasing the cost of your Escrow agreement?
Are your Escrow Agents in need of a major upgrade to stay current?
Are these features relevant to securing source code?
Are these features of value to you?
Have you considered a change to "Digital" Vaults for your Escrow Deposits?
With Digital Vaults you have:
* Secure digital access to them on the cloud (Private or Public).
* Compliance and the ability to keep up with the highest digital security standards (SAS70 Level II, Encryption, Disaster Recovery, SSL, etc.) without additional costs.
* Significant cost savings over physical vaults.
* Direct synchronization of the source code with the deposit in the vault.
* Version control features that keep track of what has changed and when it was changed.
* A single vault to hold all the revisions of the application.
* Contents reporting anytime the Escrow deposit is updated.
* Elimination of additional costs and management overhead having to deal with features like Portals, FTP Servers, etc.
Let us help you get your Escrow agent to start migrating from Physical Vaults to Digital Vaults today so you can start enjoying the cost savings and increased functionality.
Contact us to start your journey to go digital with Chaperon Secure(tm) Vaulted Repository.
With the benefits of Cloud Computing, there is a cheaper and better way to handle IP Litigation Discovery.
Here’s how it works: A “golden” or master copy of the IP is first placed in a secure IP repository -- making it virtually impossible to copy or pirate. The IP owner is allowed to add and/or update the IP. The Secure Inspecting Stations can then be used by multiple inspecting parties to browse, view, and inspect the contents simultaneously anytime, anywhere – eliminating expensive network connections and the cost of travel. The IP is fully protected during transport and only authorized parties can inspect the IP.
What are the advantages?
- Allows the choice of in-office or remote secure inspection of the IP.
- Eliminates need for dedicated, expensive network connections.
- Protects the rights of both the IP owner and inspecting parties.
- Eliminates the risk of shipping IP on systems via couriers.
- Eliminates the risk of losing IP via the “Trusted Exchange” method.
- Eliminates the risk of having the IP on physical systems used by the inspectors.
- IP can be securely hosted by Producing Party or a Trusted Third Party (Escrow Agent).
Learn more about our Cloud based IP Litigaton Discovery solution or contact us today.
What is the Difference between e-Discovery of Complex Digital Asset vs. Regular Digital assets (documents and email)?
You may have heard Google's Source Code IP was compromised late last year. It was a big deal and there were lots of speculation on the consequences. Their China offices were closed, complaints were lodged with the Chinese government, there was a lot of activity.
Now six months later, you must be wondering what is Google doing to stop IP theft?
Suprisingly the proposed solution is pretty simple, stop using the software that was compromised to access the IP. In this case, there are rumors of Google ditching Windows. The FT article reports that "Employees wanting to stay on Windows required clearance from “quite senior levels”, one employee said. “Getting a new Windows machine now requires CIO approval,”
The article also says "Windows is known for being more vulnerable to attacks by hackers and more susceptible to computer viruses than other operating systems. The greater number of attacks on Windows has much to do with its prevalence, which has made it a bigger target for attackers.
Google has their own operation system (Chrome) to use, not an option for majority of software developers Windows remains the most popular operating system in the world by a large margin, with various versions accounting for more than 80 per cent of installations, according to research firm Net Applications.
So how do you plan to protect your IP? Follow Google's lead?
Or do you need to protect IP in your current environment or can you afford to change platforms to keep your IP safe.
What if this next platform gets compromised? Do you keep moving? Can you afford to?
Chaperon customers will now have the option to secure their digital IP with Iron Mountain Digital, the world's leading provider of information management services for data protection and recovery, archiving, eDiscovery and intellectual property management.
Chaperon’s initial offering will allow:
Companies that are outsourcing/off-shoring their software development to archive their source code to Iron Mountain Archival Service Platform via Chaperon Secure™ Vaulted Repositories for enhanced business continuity/disaster recovery.
Small businesses to use the Iron Mountain Archival Service Platform to archive sensitive email attachments and files transmitted via Chaperon Secure™ Managed File Transfer/Attachment for better compliancy, auditability and regulatory documentation.
Given Iron Mountain’s focus on security, privacy, scale, access and cost-savings, their Archive Services Platform goes beyond standard cloud computing by delivering:
Risk reduction through secure backup and archiving, information protection, simplified legal discovery and increased compliance
Cost reduction through the elimination of capital investments for storage
Rapid access to information for legal discovery, regulatory compliance, audits, business continuity and disaster recovery
Exceptional search, recovery, destruction of data and file restoration capabilities
The Iron Mountain IP Archival Option is now available directly from Chaperon and through Chaperon’s approved delivery partners.
For additional details, visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Chaperon/IronMountain/prweb3997064.htm
Stories of targeted attacks on IP continue to bombard the news.
“A hack attack that targeted Google in December also hit 33 other companies, including financial institutions and defense contractors, and was aimed at stealing source code from the companies, say security researchers at iDefense.”
More at: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/01/google-hack-attack/
“The scope of this is much larger than anybody has every conveyed,” says Kevin Mandia, CEO and president of Virginia-based computer security and forensic firm Mandiant. “There [are] not 50 companies compromised. There are thousands of companies compromised. Actively, right now.”
More at: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/02/apt-hacks/#ixzz0fAJeb0HD
“If you’re a law firm and you’re doing business in places like China, it’s so probable you’re compromised and it’s very probable there’s not much you can do about it,” Mandia says.
More at: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/02/apt-hacks/#ixzz0fAK1RdRX
And this is nothing new….
More than one-third (34 percent) of U.S. companies in a recent survey* said they had investigated a violation of data protection regulations or privacy in the past year. More than one-third also said customer data was exposed or stolen, and 28 percent said they had been hit by exposure or theft of their intellectual property.
Are you concerned about your exposure? Let us help you start the journey to make sure that you don’t becomes tomorrow’s headlines.
To learn more about how Chaperon solutions can help protect you or your clients, check out our website or Contact us for a free consultation.
* Proofpoint's "Outbound Email and Data Loss Prevention in Today's Enterprise" survey. http://www.proofpoint.com/id/outbound/index.php
The U.K.'s Pensions Regulator, the body that supervises the country's pension industry, has implemented Chaperon Secure(tm) Attachment to protect data transfers that are often legally, financially or personally sensitive. See full story.
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