Policy Matters

The Department of Health and Human Services just fined BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee $1.5 million for lack of encryption of over 1 million patent records on stolen hard drives. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules requires patient records be secure and protected. This case shows the financial impact of such an investigation, which is well beyond the $1.5 million fine, at an estimate of $17 million to support the case, as well as the notification and management of the security breach.

Sound policies are important. Many organizations have yet to implement policies that ensure compliance with HIPPA, or SOX, or whatever regulatory policy impacts your industry. Lack of policy is a major liability that will hurt every organization down the road. Understanding data assets and managing them accordingly is critical to managing these liabilities. Implementing a defensible deletion strategy will clean up legacy content that should not be retained. Proactively deploying sound information governance initiatives will protect every firm from such fines and penalties. Read Article

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Extend the Value of your Data Domain Investment – WP

New White Paper Now Available: Extend the Value of your Data Domain Investment
by: Jim McGann, Index Engines, VP of Information Discovery

When organizations are faced with legal hold and preservation requests, they turn to their EMC Data Domain storage platform. Data Domain contains valuable user data that is collected and secured into backup images for the purposes of disaster recovery.

When a legal or compliance request is made, simply archiving the appropriate backup image preserves the relevant content. However, this is a flawed process and results in saving far too much user data, which clutters and quickly fills the Data Domain storage platform.

In this White Paper learn:

  • How to get full access and management of user files and email, within Data Domain backup images, regardless of the backup software utilized.
  • How to streamline legal hold and preservation requests – resulting in reduced storage capacity.
  • How one organization’s deployment of an indexing solution in a Data Domain environment freed up significant storage space.
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    New Webinar: Data Assessment Streamlines ESI Processing

    Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00PM EST – Register

    This webinar will discuss and demonstrate tools that deliver powerful identification, collection and management solutions for ESI, located on networks, desktops and even backup tapes. See how other organizations find and manage ESI in support of litigation and compliance. Click Here to Register

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    Index Engines VP of Information Discovery Jim McGann on Where They Fit in the EDRM Model

    In his interview with LXBN TV, Index Engines VP of Information Discovery Jim McGann explains where they fit in the electronic discovery reference model. He also touches on the latest news on Index Engines at LegalTech New York 2012, which includes an announcement of the Octane forensic preservation archive, the new version of which adds forensic image indexing support. Also, he explains what trends he’s seeing in information governance and litigation readiness, with the latter being the most popular subject.

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    IE Announces Partnership with Merrill Corp

    IE announces a partnership with Merrill Corporation (world leading provider of technology-enabled information and document services for professional service firms) for ESI processing and proactive litigation readiness. This partnership extends Merrill’s support of large enterprise class information discovery and management.

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    IE Releases Octane 4.3 with Extraordinary Processing Capability

    Octane Version 4.3 includes new processing enhancements to preserve files and emails at a bit-level from MS Exchange and Lotus notes email, as well as indexing forensic images and evidence files at speeds reaching 1TB/hour using a single node. Read the Press Release.

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    Extend your Investment in D2D Storage – White Paper

    Smarter access and management of your D2D Backup will save time and storage costs

    As user data moves into backup images, it becomes difficult to manage. This challenge has resulted in increased storage costs and extended backup windows, due to inefficient knowledge of the content on your D2D Backup. With detailed knowledge, data can be managed more effectively. Legal hold and preservation requests can be satisfied quickly and efficiently. Data on hold can be moved to an archive and then expired when appropriate. Redundant content can be eliminated. A large percentage of what is being backed up on a daily basis can be better managed and eliminated, based on knowledge of the content.

    Using direct backup image access, from Index Engines, extends the life of your D2D backup system and support for legal and compliance policies can be simplified. This White Paper will show you how streamlining the backup process saves time, money and long term storage costs.

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