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April 2011
 
 
 
 
   
    Information Management & Investigations    
 
    RECENT COURT DECISIONS
 
 

Court Grants Motion to Compel Forensic Images of Flash Drives
Océ N. Am., Inc. v. MCS Servs., Inc., 2011 WL 197976 (D. Md. Jan. 20, 2011).
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Court Declines to Impose Sanctions Following Destruction by Defendants Themselves
Fed. Trade Comm’n v. First Universal Lending, LLC, 2011 WL 673879 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 17, 2011).
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Defendant Sanctioned for Unreasonable Discovery Efforts; Required to File Order in Past and Future Lawsuits
Green v. Blitz U.S.A., Inc., 2011 WL 806011 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 1, 2011).
>View case summary

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    FEATURE ARTICLE
 
  Capturing the Cloud

Capturing the Cloud – Computer Forensics and Cloud Computing

A service that dramatically lowers costs while actually improving quality; these are the magic words for any company, and in a tough economy, a service that can deliver is an easy sell. It is also exactly what cloud computing claims to provide. Cloud computing uses the speed and scope of the Internet's maturing global infrastructure to centralize core processing and computing functions into massive server systems that are remotely accessible via secure Internet connections. From an economic standpoint, the concept is revolutionary. But as we distance ourselves from our data, security and accountability concerns emerge. When litigation inevitably occurs, companies that spot these issues early and address them proactively will truly maximize the tremendous value offered by the cloud.

Read more >>

    MEET THE EXPERT
 
  Jason Paroff, Esq.
Senior Director of Operations, Computer Forensics

Jason ParoffJason Paroff is the senior director of computer forensics operations with the Electronic Evidence Services group of Kroll Ontrack. In addition to his management role, Mr. Paroff has examined numerous computers and computer systems for evidence of fraud, theft of trade secrets, harassment, and other improper civil and criminal conduct. Mr. Paroff has testified in federal district court as an expert witness in the field of computer forensics and has been a conference panel member and presenter, as well as a guest lecturer at Columbia University's School of Business. Mr. Paroff also teaches computer forensics to Fortune 500 corporations and has taught computer forensics to members of foreign police and intelligence agencies.
Read about what kinds of crimes Mr. Paroff has investigated >>

Mr. Paroff holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and Connecticut as well as before the federal courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has served as the president of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association's Northeast Chapter and also held positions as secretary, treasurer, and first vice president of that chapter.

Favorite Project: A multinational company experienced the simultaneous crashing of seven e-mail servers in key locations around the world. This brought down the company's e-mail system and caused significant disruption to its business, as well as great expense to investigate the issue and restore the system to full functionality.
Find out how computer forensics was used >>

    MEET THE EXPERT
 
  Alan Brill, CISSP, CFE, CIPP
Senior Managing Director, Secure Information Services

Alan Brill Alan Brill is one of the recognized international leaders in the field of information security and information privacy. The author or co-author of seven books and dozens of articles, he is frequently quoted in the media in his field of expertise. He has conducted analyses of security for a wide range of global companies and led incident response teams handling a wide range of incidents involving personal, health, proprietary, and classified data. He has served as an expert witness in federal and state courts and as a special master for the federal courts. He has provided expert testimony before Congress, having been invited to do so by the majority and minority leaders of the committee.

Favorite Project: He was asked to analyze a report purporting to quantify cheating in a business incentive program.
Read what the investigation showed >>


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4/20/2011 Intelligent Review Technology Road Show Los Angeles, CA
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5/17/2011 LegalTech West Coast 2011 Los Angeles, CA
5/19/2011 Certification Course Workshop Eden Prairie, MN

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RECENT COURT DECISIONS

FEATURE ARTICLE
Capturing the Cloud – Computer Forensics and Cloud Computing

MEET THE EXPERT
Jason Paroff, Esq.
Senior Director of Operations, Computer Forensics

MEET THE EXPERT
Alan Brill, CISSP, CFE, CIPP
Senior Managing Director, Secure Information Services

INDUSTRY EVENTS

 
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