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Practice patience in the new year; just because you aren’t where you want to be right now doesn’t mean you’re not well on your way to getting there.

Top 3 Resolutions For ESI And Cyber Professionals In 2018
  • Embrace each other’s disciplines; cybersecurity and e-discovery professionals are on a collision course and will continue to be more intertwined in the coming year.
  • Learn new skills; the skills that helped you get you to where you are today may not be the same skills that elevate your growth potential in the year ahead.
  • Get out more; visibility is credibility and being seen within your community at shows, conferences, and training events is critical to accelerated growth potential.
Wednesday, 03 January, 2018
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The year 2018 will be the year of "e-discovery AND..." What is your "and?"

Top 3 Things eDiscovery Pros Need To Learn in 2018
  • Privacy/GDPR
  • Cybersecurity
  • Legal blockchain uses
Wednesday, 27 December, 2017
TRU Tips

On your resume, if a bullet point of content is not a complete sentence it does not require a period. Example: Maintained customer service relations (no period)

Top 3 Rules When Phone Interview Scheduling Goes Awry
  • If the interviewer was supposed to call/Skype/GoogleChat you and more than seven minutes have elapsed from the designated start time, say something to your recruiter or the HR representative at the company. No more than seven minutes should elapse before you send up a flare.
  • If you keep a digital calendar (does anyone not anymore?), ask to be sent an invite by the company or your recruiter so you can confirm all the logistics. (A good agency will do this for you automatically.)
  • When bad reception causes an uncomfortable conversation, it is okay to ask the interviewer if you can call them right back from a different location. It's better to recalibrate reception than suffer through an unintelligible conversation.
Thursday, 21 December, 2017
TRU Tips

On an interview, rather than ask what will make "me" successful in this role, instead ask what has made others successful in this role in the past. Take the interview out of the hypothetical and into the historical.

Top 3 Takeaways From cyberSecure 2017
  • Companies, no matter the type or size, need to be thinking about cyber attacks; 50 percent of cyber breaches are inside threat actors.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) holds the largest percentage of “cloud” market share at 42 percent with the second largest being Azure, holding 14 percent of the market. Although these entities control the market, there is still a shared responsibilities model, meaning they sell the services to allow you to secure yourselves, but don't necessarily monitor your networks or notify when you've been hacked.
  • With the lack of federal regulations in place, large corporations housing sensitive data, such as Amazon, can label something an “outage.” Doing so keeps them from having to notify authorities/agencies otherwise required. By classifying the incident as something other than a hack, there is less negative impact, press, etc.
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017
TRU Tips

Security protocols don't yet have an industry-wide standard that companies can rely upon. This may mean that there will be first-mover advantages, or it could mean that the market is so fragmented that there will be many players. This can be good for investors because it creates plenty of consolidation opportunities.

Top 3 Cybersecurity Investment Stats For 2017
  • Venture capital firms invested $3.1 billion in nearly 300 cybersecurity start-ups in 2016.
  • Individual investors have a few publicly traded opportunities to gain diversified exposure to the sector.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced investors bet on firms with particular technologies, such as blockchain, which will be revolutionary or have a specific focus.
Wednesday, 06 December, 2017
TRU Tips

Compensation for Privacy Professionals, often individuals who spent much of the early 2000s specializing in ESI, has increased notably and consistently over the last three years.

Top 3 Compensation Takeaways From The IAPP 2017 Salary Survey
  • In 2017, the median salary for privacy professionals globally is $115,000, an increase of more than $4,000 from 2015. The mean salary is higher, $123,000, reflecting an overall trend of increasing pay over the last decade.
  • In the European Union, the median salary is $95,800, a healthy climb from the median salary of $89,739 in 2015.
  • Another consistent trend is that privacy professionals holding at least one IAPP certification earn markedly higher salaries than those without one. In the U.S., those with at least one IAPP certification earn on average an additional $25,000 in annual salary ($135,000 vs. $109,400), and those with multiple certifications average more than $35,000 per year over the salary of their non-certified peers ($145,100 vs. $109,400).

View the full IAPP report here.

Thursday, 30 November, 2017
TRU Tips

For hiring managers looking for hackers, the OSCP certification holds more credibility than all others for true offensive cybersecurity and penetration testing employment.

Top 3 Things You Should Do To Better Your Career Over Thanksgiving Break
  • Catch up on industry reading! All those trade articles you have bookmarked and whitepapers you have sitting in your inbox—find the time to digest that content along with your turkey!
  • Take time to give thanks to the peers and colleagues who have impacted you professionally this year. It is never too early or too late to say thanks!
  • Start plotting your growth for 2018. Use these precious few days off to actually take the time to reflect on your goals for the future and what you can do to achieve them!
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
TRU Tips

A company’s biggest asset and competitive advantage is the aggregation and analysis of the data they collect.

Top 3 Takeaways From The TIP (Technology In Practice) Conference In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • The Canadian eDiscovery and Information Governance market is growing and maturing quickly. Talent is hungry for professional development, job title and compensation realignment, and opportunity to make an impact within a firm, corporation, or service provider.
  • Canadians may be socially liberal, but they tend to be fiscally conservative—especially when it comes to e-discovery spend, whether for talent or technology.
  • Relativity does not yet dominate the Canadian market in the same way that it does the U.S. There is still widespread use of tools like Summation, Ipro, Ringtail, Venio, and more. Relativity is gaining adoption quickly, though, largely due to the vendor growth in Toronto with new players entering the market to compete with Commonwealth Legal’s undeniable dominance in the area.
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
TRU Tips

The U.S. added 261,000 jobs last month, rebounding from a hurricane-driven slowdown in September. The jobless rate fell to 4.1%.

Top 3 Behaviors Anyone Can Utilize To Ensure Basic Business Success

  • Always look people in the eyes.
  • Have a confident handshake.
  • Always be on time.

Top 3 courtesy of Tom Gimbel, Lasalle Network, from Inc. 5000 Conference 2017

Wednesday, 08 November, 2017