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Cybersecurity Buzzwords Defined in 60 Seconds or Less [Videos]

Brendan Ryan

For e-discovery types, keeping up with cybersecurity nomenclature can be a fascinating but time-consuming plunge down a wikihole.

There must be a faster way.

For this post, we got Relativity Chief Security Officer Amanda Fennell and Matt Rathbun, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer for Azure government, into a room to break down security buzzwords in a way that e-discovery executives, practitioners, and practitioner-executives alike can appreciate—and won’t require an info binge.

Take a few minutes to build up your knowledge of the technical side of protecting data.

“Blockchain?” “Boom event?” “Data Lake?” So many buzzwords, Amanda. Why?

OK. On to the definitions. In a minute or less, what do these terms really mean?

While we’re at it, “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence?”

Data organized and analyzed as part of e-discovery is often the most sensitive information that belongs to an organization. The importance of protecting that data is paramount to why Relativity chose Microsoft Azure as the foundation of RelativityOne, the complete platform for e-discovery in the cloud, and how we got Matt to sit on our couch.

There’s more to the story of our partnership with Microsoft, and the security built into the foundation of RelativityOne is part of a larger commitment we call Relativity Trust. Check out the Relativity Trust page and our white paper, Understanding Security in RelativityOne, for the latest on how our people, operations, and software design completes the picture.

What is Relativity Trust?


Brendan Ryan was Relativity’s senior manager of partner marketing.