Kassi Burns

March 8, 2018

Prep For Success: A Roadmap For Passing Relativity Certification Exams

I recently sat for and passed the Relativity Certified Administrator exam. Getting the exam results was a huge relief, as you can imagine. I attribute the results to my general working knowledge of Relativity and method of attack when studying for the exam. While everyone has
October 17, 2017

Advice for First-Time Relativity Fest Attendees

We are well into October and for the eDiscovery profession, that means Relativity Fest is right around the corner. I attended last year for the first time and have some recommendations for anyone coming to their inaugural Relativity Fest this year.
April 14, 2016

The Evolving Threat of Ransomware and How to Protect Your Company

By now, most people are aware of the trending topic of cybersecurity. They have read about the Ashley Madison, Target, or Sony breaches that have occurred in recent years. These more widely publicized types of cybersecurity breaches involved personal identify information (“PII”) being hacked and either distributed to the public or possibly sold via the dark web. The idea is that this stolen information can be embarrassing or potentially used for identity theft purposes. What is Ransomware? In recent months, there has been a rise in activity of another form of cybersecurity breach using ransomware, a type of malware that infects a computer, shared drive, or piece of hardware.
September 1, 2015

Data Breach Lawsuit Highlights: Standing & the Fading Impact of Clapper

While news broke on August 18th of Ashley Madison’s stolen data being released via the dark web, Target was penning the final strokes on a $67 million settlement agreement with Visa stemming from its 2013 largely-publicized data breach[1]. This bookend series of events on a single day from two divergent companies highlights the life cycle of a data breach, from discovery, to announcement, to resulting lawsuits. What I find worth watching in this cycle is the recent evolution of consumer plaintiff standing in class action lawsuits, because of the potential costly implications for corporations.