Considerations for Incident Response

Considerations for Incident Response as a Use Case for eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery is a “Swiss army knife” and, in their latest post, Cimplifi discusses several important considerations for incident response you need to know!

Their post (Why Use a Hammer When You Can Use a Swiss Army Knife?: Considerations for Incident Response, available here) reminds us that close to half of 410 respondents (47.8%) in the eDiscovery Today 2023 State of the Industry Report said they apply eDiscovery technology and workflows to incident response.

The Sedona Conference® Incident Response Guide states: “In today’s connected world, compromise of electronically stored information (ESI) is inevitable—even for the most prepared organization. An effective and efficient response is critical to expediting recovery and minimizing the resulting harm to the organization and other interested parties, especially affected consumers.”

When responding to cyber incidents, the primary goal is to quickly identify, contain, and mitigate the incident. Part of that identification, containment and mitigation includes identifying any parties affected by the incident, notifying them about potential exposure of their data and possibly offering mitigation to address the exposure (e.g., such as free credit monitoring for a period of time).

So, how is eDiscovery for incident response unique? And what does the typical eDiscovery workflow for incident response look like? Check out their article here to find out more important considerations for incident response. It’s only one more click! Once you have a cyber incident, it’s too late! 😮

So, what do you think? To how many use cases does your organization apply eDiscovery technology and workflows? Surely more than one, right? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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