In its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report published on August 24, 2022, cybersecurity firm Acronis reports that ransomware continues to plague businesses and governmental agencies, primarily through phishing campaigns.

According to the report over 600 malicious email campaigns were launched in the first half of 2022, with the goal of stealing credentials to launch ransomware attacks. Other

Auditors have to continue doing their job of auditing, but with the pandemic, audits now are rarely on-site. Many auditing firms are using remote technology to conduct audits, and companies are either forwarding files electronically, using cloud-based portals or meeting with their auditors over technology meeting platforms such as Zoom and/or teams.

There are risks

Earlier this year, I predicted that 2016 would be a year of increased focus on e-discovery from cloud-based sources and postulated that many organizations would demand better e-discovery solutions and increased cooperation from cloud providers. Industry experts agreed. So, what can proactive companies do to ensure that their cloud providers are on board for e-discovery purposes? Much can be accomplished before the contract is even signed. For most providers, e-discovery is not their primary concern so their form agreements are unlikely to address with any degree of specificity key components that could make compliance with discovery requests smoother. While there is no one-size fits all answer, trying to get specific commitments incorporated into the provider agreement will go a long way towards streamlining compliance.

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Companies are under tremendous pressure to reduce IT costs. Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) offer significant potential cost reductions through the use of shared infrastructure and standardized software offerings. However, there are often significant concerns if the service or application stores or processes Personally Identifiable Information, important intellectual property, other sensitive information, the