Stopping Corporate IP Exfiltration Takes Pro-Active Training

Information security and enterprise risk expert points spotlight on need for employee training to stop loss of sensitive corporate data via various “exfiltration” routes, presented by the Electronic Discovery Institute

Washington DC – July 5, 2011 – Patrick Oot, Patrick Oot, General Counsel and Co-Founder of the Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”) announced today that Dr. Corey Hirsch, noted information security and enterprise risk expert will be leading a panel on “IP Theft and Other Situations on the Exfiltration Spectrum” at the Legal Technology Leadership Summit being held Sept. 6-8, 2011 at Amelia Island, Florida (

According to Hirsch, “’Exfiltration’ is the reverse of infiltration. Exfiltration is a term I use to convey the notion that an enterprise can be ‘leaking’ information as a result of a variety of situations, beyond outright hacking. Often this is an interplay of human or system failings, hence the idea of a ‘spectrum.’” The panel will identify several of the ways that loss or harm to various types of IP (trade secrets, copyrights, patents, trademarks) can arise and will go on to suggest ways to train employees to be able to identify and squelch underlying situations.

As Hirsch related, “The most effective training techniques engage the employees and make scenarios real to them. I’ve had great success using ‘Security Jeopardy’, skits, booths, and interactive screens at periodic Security Fairs.”
Hirsch continued, “It’s not enough for our Security Team to know what could be troubling situations if the employees on the front lines don’t recognize potential problems and don’t know what to do about it.”

Dr. Hirsch is CIO and vice president of Customer Care, and Facilities, at LeCroy Corp. and teaches on Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management as well as at Warwick Business School and the University of Reading in the UK.

LeCroy makes networkable test equipment such as oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers, and is therefore concerned with information security risk management in order to protect its customers from related malware attack vectors.

About the 2011 Legal Technology Leadership Summit
The Summit is co-presented by Above the Law, the American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery, and the eDiscovery Institute. Summit information is available at: Sponsors include:

• Applied Discovery
• Clearwell Systems
• Datacert
• Ernst & Young LLP
• FTI Attenex
• Guidance Software
• Nextpoint
• Pangea3
• Planet Data
• QuisLex
• Recommind
• Thomson Reuters
• Valora Technologies

About the Electronic Discovery Institute
The Electronic Discovery Institute ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization that identifies and promote technologies and processes that can lower the cost or improve the quality of handling electronic discovery. The EDI website, has reports and articles available at no cost relating to its prior work in evaluating document categorization and conducting industry surveys on duplicate consolidation, email threading, and predictive coding. Its Judges Guide to Cost-Effective E-Discovery has been very well received.

About Above the Law
Above the Law is a prominent source for original legal news, counting among its readers everyone from general counsels and senior partners at the nation’s biggest firms to the ranks of first-year law students. Written by lawyers for lawyers, Above the Law’s staff blankets institutions like the Supreme Court, law schools, life at firms both big and small, and the impact technology has on the practice of law. It’s the first with salary and bonus information and is a hub of professional advice for legal professionals at all career stages.

About the American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery
The American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association serving attorneys, compliance professionals, digital forensics examiners, litigation support professionals, paralegals and technologists.