Security & Compliance for Cloud eDiscovery

E-Discovery in Cloud: Security Issue and Compliance Gaps

E-discovery serves as a reliable method for organizations in accumulating, preserving and organizing data for legal and regulatory compliance. However, advancements in technologies such as containers have invoked security and compliance gap into the prolonged reliability of e-discovery platforms during cloud migrations.

E-discovery embraces the organizational processes, with the help of which a company or its legal counsel could search, recover and preserve digital information as significant evidence.

Continuous improvement and innovation have made e-discovery industry costly, with many companies investing millions for in-house solutions, enabling them to implement e-discovery effectively and minimize their legal fees. A number of these businesses and their e-discovery vendors are expanding their corporate e-discovery platforms for more efficient business processes, decreased costs and enhanced ROI on those platforms.

Unfortunately, the companies which opt containerized data storage—along with their e-discovery platforms—need to prove the continuity and stability of data integrity and security across databases and programs. The present data governance programs are struggling to maintain compliance and security. Also, they are expected to further adjust and transform during a cloud migration.

Cloud Computing, Containers and Orchestrate

Containers could be as small as 10MB in size, which greatly minimizes the hardware and software resources needed to drive applications and data services while being utilized as a migration source toward cloud computing. Intricate applications are distributed between containers and shared across third-party cloud servers, residing in a corporate firewall or an internet-connected device.

The software can automatically sequence the containers into an integrated pattern when there is a need for an integrated operation for a defined process. On the completion of the designated process, software disassembles the containers.

Such orchestration is highly profitable for an organization, as it provides immediate availability of the company’s software, hardware and data resources when they are required for certain processes. Containers along with the orchestration have improvised the working capability of virtual machines (VMs) through enabling multiple applications without requiring multiple copies of the core OS.

Containers highly increase the efficiency of the orchestration process through distributing and storing huge databases, which simplifies the selection of specific data sets and the occasional use of that data. The storage containers could be shared, organized and orchestrated from any device or networked location.

Original article: https://securityboulevard.com/2019/01/e-discovery-in-cloud-security-issue-and-compliance-gaps/