|Author||: Karen A. Schuler|
|Release Date||: 2011-04-18|
|ISBN 10||: 9780080949178|
|Pages||: 328 pages|
One of the hottest topics in computer forensics today, electronic discovery (e-discovery) is the process by which parties involved in litigation respond to requests to produce electronically stored information (ESI). According to the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey, it is now a $2 billion industry, a 60% increase from 2004, projected to double by 2009. The core reason for the explosion of e-discovery is sheer volume; evidence is digital and 75% of modern day lawsuits entail e-discovery. A recent survey reports that U.S. companies face an average of 305 pending lawsuits internationally. For large U.S. companies ($1 billion or more in revenue)that number has soared to 556 on average, with an average of 50 new disputes emerging each year for nearly half of them. To properly manage the role of digital information in an investigative or legal setting, an enterprise--whether it is a Fortune 500 company, a small accounting firm or a vast government agency--must develop an effective electronic discovery program. Since the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect in December 2006, it is even more vital that the lifecycle of electronically stored information be understood and properly managed to avoid risks and costly mistakes. This books holds the keys to success for systems administrators, information security and other IT department personnel who are charged with aiding the e-discovery process. *Comprehensive resource for corporate technologists, records managers, consultants, and legal team members to the e-discovery process, with information unavailable anywhere else *Offers a detailed understanding of key industry trends, especially the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that are driving the adoption of e-discovery programs *Includes vital project management metrics to help monitor workflow, gauge costs and speed the process
Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, Seventh Edition, reflects a thorough and practical approach for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by Stephen P. Parsons, an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. New to the Seventh Edition: Updated and additional websites New and freshened Examples, Hypotheticals, LBDs and Sleuth on the Loose features More in-depth coverage on how to locate and obtain medical, educational, and employment records References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure reflecting the latest amendments Summaries of newly decided cases dealing with ESI issues including spoliation and proportionality raised by the recent amendments to FRCP 26(c)(1)(B), 37(e) and 16(b)(3) Updated coverage of the Federal Rules of Evidence, including newly amended FRE 902(13) regarding self-authentication of electronic records and 803(16) regarding ancient records Discussions of the latest developments in online social networking and technology including smart phones, social networking, and constant Internet as well as the role of public and private surveillance cameras and surveillance drones Professors and students will benefit from: A dynamic pedagogy, including hypotheticals, Learn by Doing exercises, chapter summaries, and basic review questions in every chapter Examples from civil, criminal, litigation, and non-litigation scenarios Emphasis on ethical and professional standards, integrated throughout the text and focused on in a chapter devoted to ethical issues Four realistic cases for analysis and use in the Learn by Doing exercises—homicide, personal injury, domestic relations, and a real estate development project
Managing information within the enterprise has always been a vital and important task to support the day-to-day business operations and to enable analysis of that data for decision making to better manage and grow the business for improved profitability. To do all that, clearly the data must be accurate and organized so it is accessible and understandable to all who need it. That task has grown in importance as the volume of enterprise data has been growing significantly (analyst estimates of 40 - 50% growth per year are not uncommon) over the years. However, most of that data has been what we call "structured" data, which is the type that can fit neatly into rows and columns and be more easily analyzed. Now we are in the era of "big data." This significantly increases the volume of data available, but it is in a form called "unstructured" data. That is, data from sources that are not as easily organized, such as data from emails, spreadsheets, sensors, video, audio, and social media sites. There is valuable information in all that data but it calls for new processes to enable it to be analyzed. All this has brought with it a renewed and critical need to manage and organize that data with clarity of meaning, understandability, and interoperability. That is, you must be able to integrate this data when it is from within an enterprise but also importantly when it is from many different external sources. What is described here has been and is being done to varying extents. It is called "information governance." Governing this information however has proven to be challenging. But without governance, much of the data can be less useful and perhaps even used incorrectly, significantly impacting enterprise decision making. So we must also respect the needs for information security, consistency, and validity or else suffer the potential economic and legal consequences. Implementing sound governance practices needs to be an integral part of the information control in our organizations. This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the building blocks of a solid governance program. It examines some familiar governance initiative scenarios, identifying how they underpin key governance initiatives, such as Master Data Management, Quality Management, Security and Privacy, and Information Lifecycle Management. IBM Information Management and Governance solutions provide a comprehensive suite to help organizations better understand and build their governance solutions. The book also identifies new and innovative approaches that are developed by IBM practice leaders that can help as you implement the foundation capabilities in your organizations.
Records management helps users address evolving governance mandates to meet regulatory, legal, and fiduciary requirements. Proactive adherence to information retention policies and procedures is a critical facet of any compliance strategy. IBM® Enterprise Records helps organizations enforce centralized policy management for file plans, retention schedules, legal preservation holds, and auditing. IBM Enterprise Records enables your organization to securely capture, declare, classify, store, and dispose of electronic and physical records. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we introduce the records management concept and provide an overview of IBM Enterprise Records. We address records management topics, including the retention schedule, file plan, records ingestion and declaration, records disposition, records hold, and Enterprise Records application programming interfaces (APIs). We also use a case study to describe step-by-step instructions to implement a sample records management solution using Enterprise Records. We provide concrete examples of how to perform tasks, such as file plan creation, records ingestion and declaration, records disposition, and records hold. This book helps you to understand the records management concept, the IBM Enterprise Records features and capabilities, and its use.
As organizations deploy business intelligence and analytic systems to harness business value from their data assets, data governance programs are quickly gaining prominence. And, although data management issues have traditionally been addressed by IT departments, organizational issues critical to successful data management require the implementation of enterprise-wide accountabilities and responsibilities. Data Governance: Creating Value from Information Assets examines the processes of using data governance to manage data effectively. Addressing the complete life cycle of effective data governance—from metadata management to privacy and compliance—it provides business managers, IT professionals, and students with an integrated approach to designing, developing, and sustaining an effective data governance strategy. Explains how to align data governance with business goals Describes how to build successful data stewardship with a governance framework Outlines strategies for integrating IT and data governance frameworks Supplies business-driven and technical perspectives on data quality management, metadata management, data access and security, and data lifecycle The book summarizes the experiences of global experts in the field and addresses critical areas of interest to the information systems and management community. Case studies from healthcare and financial sectors, two industries that have successfully leveraged the potential of data-driven strategies, provide further insights into real-time practice. Facilitating a comprehensive understanding of data governance, the book addresses the burning issue of aligning data assets to both IT assets and organizational strategic goals. With a focus on the organizational, operational, and strategic aspects of data governance, the text provides you with the understanding required to leverage, derive, and sustain maximum value from the informational assets housed in your IT infrastructure.
|Author||: Carson Zimmerman|
|Release Date||: 2014-07-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9780692243107|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.
How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.
With the amount of data a business accumulates now doubling every 12 to 18 months, IT professionals need to know how to develop a system for archiving important database data, in a way that both satisfies regulatory requirements and is durable and secure. This important and timely new book explains how to solve these challenges without compromising the operation of current systems. It shows how to do all this as part of a standardized archival process that requires modest contributions from team members throughout an organization, rather than the superhuman effort of a dedicated team. * Exhaustively considers the diverse set of issues—legal, technological, and financial—affecting organizations faced with major database archiving requirements. * Shows how to design and implement a database archival process that is integral to existing procedures and systems. * Explores the role of players at every level of the organization—in terms of the skills they need and the contributions they can make. * Presents its ideas from a vendor-neutral perspective that can benefit any organization, regardless of its current technological investments. * Provides detailed information on building the business case for all types of archiving projects
Offers a collection of essays on philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. This book explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. It does not cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy.
The Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system is a set of management techniques that innovatively builds on practices derived from the strengths of past systems--applying structured metrics and a no-nonsense roadmap to initiate process improvement and achieve predictable and sustainable bottom-line benefits.
|Author||: Merida L. Johns|
|Release Date||: 2015|
|ISBN 10||: 9781584261551|
|Pages||: 345 pages|