Many eDiscovery SaaS providers leverage AWS for their infrastructure, and that is generally acceptable, but for those that stand up their own data center for their SaaS product need to have four safeguards. It is important to note that in an industry where data access is necessary often times, it may be in your or your clients best interest to work with a provider with their own highly secure data center. Below is the article that outlines what to ask your provider.
In late April, ABA Law Technology Today published an article I wrote titled “A Look at Security with SaaS Providers.” The article focuses on how private cloud offerings including SaaS are growing in our industry largely due to the expense in maintaining hardware and security protocols for client data that law firms have traditionally managed. It talks about what is needed in a secure data center and how the expanding data volumes and security requirements complicate those efforts. In addition, it covers the following topics:
- Service partners and cloud security
- Physical safeguards
- Technical safeguards
- Administrative safeguards
- Application security
Rick started in the legal industry in 2002 working for a litigation support company where he began consulting with law firms on paper and electronic discovery. As eDiscovery began to grow, his path took him to deploying software in data processing and forensics. In 2006, he became a co-founder of Wave Software for high volume unstructured data culling for a more streamlined review. The company quickly grew in the emerging eDiscovery market and as a result, he co-founded The Masters Conference to bring thought leaders together for education on the evolving best legal practices. In 2012, he began working in the complex data/document review with iCONECT and began to consult with corporations, the federal government and law firms in complex review. Rick joined TCDI in 2014.
Rick has a Communications degree in Journalism from Liberty University.
Latest posts by Rick Clark (see all)
- Ready to Relax in Style at LTNY17 - January 23, 2017
- Podcast with Ari Kaplan – Reinventing Review for Small and Mid-Sized Firms - October 20, 2016
- What to look for in an eDiscovery SaaS provider - July 18, 2016