2021 June, 14

The Benefits of the ACC Data Steward Program to Corporate Legal Departments

June 14th, 2021|Blog|

Many corporations today are struggling with managing data security requirements for their law firms. A Fortune 500 company may have relationships with 500 law firms and vendors, and while smaller corporations may work with fewer firms, they still must manage the data security requirements for each. No matter the size of the company, this important obligation can be burdensome. For these reasons, the Association of Corporate Counsel founded the Data [...]

2021 May, 13

The Latest Security Standards to Know About Your eDiscovery Expert

May 13th, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

Because law firms become repositories of client data as part of their engagement, it is no surprise that they are increasingly coming under attack from cyber criminals seeking to steal private, sensitive, and even confidential information. Lawyers have an obligation to protect privileged client information and firms must make reasonable effort to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of information or access to it. That duty extends to data involved in eDiscovery. [...]

2021 March, 15

How the ACC’s Data Steward Program Came to Be

March 15th, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission overhauled its litigation support infrastructure and pushed all its data into a FedRAMP authorized cloud. At the time, there was a profound need for an eDiscovery solution that met the workflow of the FTC attorneys, but there was also a greater need for data security to protect sensitive and private information. The Association of Corporate Counsel recognized the need for greater data security in [...]

2021 March, 1

Empire Technologies Risk Management Group Expert Speaking at Multiple Industry Events in March

March 1st, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

Kenya Parrish-Dixon, our COO and General Counsel, has a busy March planned! She will be speaking at three legal industry events. Join her at any of the following: ACC’s Cybersecurity Summit March 2, 11:15 a.m. ET Topic: How Companies Can Ensure Their Law Firms Have The Right Level of Information Security Description: This discussion will explore the Association of Corporate Counsel’s recently launched Data Steward Program for assessing, benchmarking, validating [...]

2021 February, 10

Cybersecurity: Expand One’s Toolkit

February 10th, 2021|Blog|

Most organizations have realized the strategic importance of cybersecurity by now and spend hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars on detection and prevention technologies. In recent years, applications and services that assist companies in safeguarding their environments have truly become a staple of everyday information technology spend. Many commercial products exist that provide adequate levels of protection for the most common types of security threats; some even offer [...]

2021 February, 9

Learn About the ACC Data Steward Program with ETRM Group Experts and ACEDS

February 9th, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

On March 10, ETRM Group experts will be presenting a webinar with ACEDS on the topic of the ACC's new Data Steward Program. At the end of 2020, the Association of Corporate Counsel launched their new ACC Data Steward Program which was designed to enable law firms to assess their security posture against a set of global standards and generate an information security benchmark score that can be communicated to [...]

2021 January, 28

Join ETRM Expert at Legalweek and Learn More about Legal Holds

January 28th, 2021|Blog|

Even though we are not gathering in New York City for the annual Legaltech conference, the show must go on and in 2021, it will do so virtually. ETRM Group will be there! Whether it’s for litigation, investigations, or crisis management, the legal hold is one of the most important parts of a proper information governance program, and legal hold errors can lead to serious consequences for your organization. Prominent [...]

2021 January, 20

Data Privacy and WhatsApp: What’s all the hubbub about?

January 20th, 2021|Blog|

While data privacy should always be at the forefront of every organization’s—and individual user’s—primary concerns, certain news stories such as the recent hullabaloo created by WhatsApp serve as a reminder of why this is an important part of our digital lifestyle. WhatsApp is not the only online service receiving attention these days. Many other big tech companies have been highlighted in recent weeks, both from a data privacy perspective and [...]

2021 January, 7

Empire Technologies Risk Management Group Selected as Accredited, Recommended Service Provider for the ACC’s New Data Steward Program

January 7th, 2021|Blog, News|

Empire Technologies Risk Management Group (ETRM Group), the experts on data security, announces that it has been selected by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) as an accredited service provider for the charter launch of its new Data Steward Program. The Data Steward Program enables law firms to assess their security posture against a set of global standards and generate an information security benchmark score that can be communicated to [...]

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