Intelligent CISO Issue 16 - Page 37

W Why existing IT solutions are falling short It’s challenging times for organisations and professionals engaged in forensic analysis and e-discovery. Investigations are multiplying and diversifying – there are more of them and new types of cases arise all the time. Spurred by global trends such as BYOD (bring your own device) proliferating privacy regulation and cloud computing, the environment for conducting effective investigations has become increasingly complex and more difficult to negotiate than ever before. Across all sectors, investigations are becoming more collaborative, now FEATURE and complexity increase, meeting deadlines and reaching beneficial outcomes becomes more difficult. The challenges aren’t limited by industry, either. Whether it’s corporations, public sector organisations, law firms or service providers, they are all affected It’s challenging times for organisations and professionals engaged in forensic analysis and e-discovery. by a backlog of data and the need for collaboration, as well as ever evolving information types. TOD EWASKO, VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNICAL ENGINEERING AT ACCESSDATA frequently drawing in staff from HR and other departments who are not legal professionals but need to interact with forensic technologies. What this means is that existing forensic tools and technologies can’t always provide the kind of performance needed to keep up with the growing investigation load and can’t accommodate the changing nature of how investigations must be managed. Forensics professionals are confronting much larger data loads, with new, complex information types tapped from a growing diversity of sources. As volumes | Issue 16 Today’s corporations are dealing with enormous amounts of digital data, all being shared among teams, departments, global locations and devices. Even in industries as varied as healthcare to finance to energy, enterprises need to manage digital investigations and e-discovery faster, more efficiently and more securely, while reducing cost. Additionally, varying data privacy regulations, as well as regional risks and communication practices, must all be taken into consideration to ensure data security and improved efficiency. Finding tools to help you create the appropriate balance between collecting relevant evidence for investigations and maintaining privacy rights should be a priority. Public sector organisations are perennially challenged by cash-strapped budgets as well as an increased backlog from growing, more complex caseloads. More than ever, it’s critical that teams can zero in on relevant evidence fast 37