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May, 2011

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May 30, 2011  9:15 PM

Expect a Wave of E-Discovery Acquisitions



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
clearwell, ediscovery, gartner, symantec

Two events happened last week that are expected to lead to acquisitions of a quarter of the electronic discovery vendors by 2014 -- and one of them even provided a shopping list. The first event was security vendor Symantec acquiring e-discovery vendor Clearwell.

May 24, 2011  4:24 PM

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Disaster Recovery



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cdc, disaster recovery, rapture, zombies

The Center for Disease Control recently issued an emergency preparedness and response circular about....zombies. "You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this," the circular warns. It goes...


May 18, 2011  11:22 PM

Researcher Files FTC Complaint Against Dropbox



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
dropbox, encryption, law enforcement, privacy, protect-ip

Well, the other Dropbox shoe has, uh, dropped. In response to last month's revelation that the Dropbox file sharing service can't actually...


May 12, 2011  11:06 PM

The ‘Lost or Seized Laptop Data’ Case for the Chromebook



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
encryption, government, law enforcement

A lot of my friends spent the day scoffing at the notion that anybody would spend $28 a month (for a business user), $20 a month (for a student), or almost $500 to outright purchase a Chromebook, a netbook...

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May 6, 2011  8:10 PM

Why al-Qaida Hopes Osama bin Laden Did a Backup, and Other Cautionary Tales



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backups, encryption, government, malware

Granted, it's not every IT administrator who has to deal with a C-level executive in a remote office losing confidential company data because an elite armed military force broke into the place he was staying and took it. That said, there's a number of lessons that IT administrators can take away...


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