Charlie Platt


Articles:

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    It happens to us all. We thought things were going great, and then the unexpected. There’s someone else. I’m not happy anymore. I need something more, or our long-term plans are incompatible. Whatever the reason, critical and important employees leave organizations. When this happens, when we’ve exhausted our attempts at reconciliation, we...
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    It was a good case, a simple case, alleging wrongful discharge. The merits were in favor of the defense, and, as evidence came in, it was lining up cleanly and consistently with the defendant’s recollection of the events. Barring any unforced errors, it would be a relatively smooth win. Then it happened: evidence from opposing counsel alleging...
  • Friday, August 25, 2017
    I’ve been fairly consistent in my opinions, and I hope my viewpoints are well known by now. People, process and policy are the ways to win the cyber war and secure your organization against the threats it faces in cyberspace. I truly believe it’s more a people problem than a technology problem. But today I am going to contradict myself – I...
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    I’ve written on this topic before, and despite the danger of sounding like a broken record, I will repeat myself: Cybersecurity is all about risk management. Many of you are likely working with your company’s chief information security officer (CISO) and security teams to help assess and control this cyberrisk. (At least I hope you are.) And one...
  • Monday, June 26, 2017
    Ransomware. Just the word itself is enough to chill the hearts of everyone from personal users to IT professionals to senior executives. May 12th’s massive attack took down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of companies and unknown numbers of individuals and institutions, including the United Kingdom’s healthcare systems (with possible impacts...
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    I really enjoyed the Enfuse conference in May (three days devoted to security and digital investigations). In fact, this was my first time attending, and I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I was impressed by both the sessions and the content provided. In the technical realm, the session on dissecting the Amazon Echo was amazing. And from a more...
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Ransomware. Just the word itself is enough to chill the hearts of everyone from personal users to IT professionals to senior executives. May 12th’s massive attack took down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of companies and unknown numbers of individuals and institutions, including the United Kingdom’s healthcare systems (with possible impacts...
  • Monday, April 3, 2017
    These days cybersecurity seems to be all about technology. Pen testing, firewalls, port scanning, SIEM, zero-day, IPS, AES256, SHA, DMZ, NIDS, TLS, SS7 – I’ll stop. I could go on, but you get the idea. And I have a vested interest in keeping your attention.    
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    Like many, I attended LegalTech Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 and enjoyed catching up with old friends while seeing new, emerging technologies. Did you see the car forensics kit being offered by Berla? That was pretty cool and something I am definitely going to keep an eye on. One of the things I always enjoy is the post-LegalTech articles. Everyone...
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet with some senior in-house counsel from a Fortune 10 company. We were discussing data and the powerful ways analytics can be used in litigation. One of the attorneys appeared somewhat dismayed, saying that while analytics are amazing and she really wanted to make use of the technology, rarely did any of her cases...