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TCDI® Announces CyberPulse 365 Managed Security Services Designed for Small to Mid-Size Enterprises

Greensboro, N.C. (August 1, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in data security and legal technology, announces CyberPulse 365, a managed service that combines multiple technologies to provide a holistic threat management and monitoring solution. The solution, which includes security information and event management (SIEM), vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection, endpoint protection and data loss prevention technologies, offers an advanced level of protection that was previously cost prohibitive to small and medium sized businesses.

The security practices and technology that have served as the foundation for TCDI’s core software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) clients are now available as a standalone offering.  CyberPulse 365 provides small to mid-size enterprises (SMBs) best-of-breed technologies and access to leading cybersecurity experts so they can proactively detect and defend against cyber threats.  CyberPulse 365 is powered by SecureOwl, a security appliance that is installed onsite and administered remotely by the engineers in TCDI’s Security Operations Center (SOC).  The managed security service delivers a comprehensive solution for monitoring, detection, control, and protection.Cybersecurity Appliance - SecureOwl

“We are seeing an increase in cyber-attacks on small businesses and the repercussions of a data breach can be devastating for these owners,” says Eric Vanderburg, Vice President, Cybersecurity of TCDI. “CyberPulse 365 offers an affordable and accessible solution to protect critical data and their businesses’ reputation.”

TCDI’s managed security service includes the following capabilities:

  • Cybersecurity Monitoring and SIEM Platform: An integrated security information and event management (SIEM) platform provides robust cybersecurity monitoring andalerting. The SecureOwl appliance collects logs from devices on your network including servers, workstations, switches, routers, firewalls, and storage devices.  It then encrypts and sends the information to TCDI for analysis and archival.
  • Threat Detection and Automated Remediation: Events are analyzed in real-time, and TCDI correlates information from various devices to gain a holistic understanding of the threat. In addition to manual notifications, certain events can trigger automatic workflows to mitigate the threat such as disabling an account or the quarantine of a device.
  • Malware Protection: Advanced malware protection combines endpoint protection, centralized monitoring, rapid virus definition deployment, and access to optional incident response and malware sandboxing services to provide a powerful defense against an attack.
  • Vulnerability Management: CyberPulse 365 identifies issues with incorrect configurations, system changes, or software bugs so they can be corrected before they are exploited by hackers or malicious insiders. TCDI will scan client networks monthly and deliver a list of vulnerabilities and prioritized remediation actions.
  • Data loss prevention (DLP) policies are enforced across devices to control how data is used, stored, and transmitted. Some actions may trigger an alert while others are automatically prevented, thus stopping data from traversing to unauthorized cloud services, external devices, or unknown email recipients.

Learn more about CyberPulse 365, powered by SecureOwl, here.


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and TCDI Open On-Campus Legal Technology Lab

Cleveland, OH (June. 28, 2018) – Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law announces the grand opening of the C|M|LAW Tech Lab on June 27, 2018.  The Tech Lab is an innovative partnership with Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, that will introduce law students, alumni and lawyers to practical new technology and prepare them to succeed in the new legal landscape while providing cutting-edge legal services to TCDI clients.

The Tech Lab is housed in a dedicated and secure on-campus center within the law school library. Students and local contract attorneys will use TCDI’s review platform, CVLynx, to deliver quality, time-saving legal services. Using a blended approach of technology and process, attorney project managers will oversee all work performed in the center and work under the direct supervision and guidance of outside or in-house counsel.

“The Tech Lab trains students in cutting-edge legal technologies while they work with TCDI’s sophisticated clients,” said C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. “This partnership is a key piece of our new C|M|LAW Tech program designed to equip students and legal professionals with the tools and knowledge required for modern legal practice.”

C|M|LAW Tech combines the Law School’s existing strengths in technology with several new initiatives in cutting-edge areas ranging from blockchain to legal entrepreneurship.  In addition to the Tech Lab, the program includes:

  • The first law school Distinguished Technologist-in-Residence program, which gives students direct access to technology leaders and exposes them to non-traditional fields of practice;
  • The Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Certificate, a first-of-its-kind program with core courses taught by a Chief Information Security Officer and focused on the technical side of security;
  • The eDiscovery Online Professional Certificate Program, one of the first targeted at the growing field of legal support professionals;
  • A legal tech CLE series featuring programs on current topics including cybersecurity, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT);
  • A slate of new courses in Artificial Intelligence, Privacy Law & Management, Blockchain and Legal Technology Entrepreneurship;
  • Planned to launch in the 2018-19 academic year: the only law-school based inter-disciplinary Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Certificate, and a new C|M|LAW Tech Certificate.

“Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is a visionary in legal education and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to build this facility and develop the training program,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “This unique on-campus program will help train the next generation of legal professionals and provide our clients with an alternative to costly services including document review, exhibits coding and legal research.”


David Mattera, Seasoned Legal Technology Executive, Joins TCDI
TCDI appoints regional director to support growing northeast customer base

Greensboro, N.C. (May. 24, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has announced David Mattera as its new Senior Director of Litigation Services, based in New York City. David brings 22 years of experience and sales expertise to TCDI and will be focused on the company’s expansion into new markets and supporting its growing customer base in the northeast.

“David brings a level of enthusiasm and passion to his role, and his vast knowledge of the legal process and understanding of the latest AI technologies will benefit the company and our clients,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “We are thrilled to have David join the TCDI family to support our customers in New York and to fuel our growth in the northeast.”

Mattera was most recently director of sales at SENTIO AI, overseeing sales of a new artificial intelligence software using predictive analytics and machine learning to solve legal technology challenges. He earlier served as regional director of sales for RICOH Legal and was responsible for sales strategy and legal market growth in the New York metropolitan region. Mattera has extensive consulting experience across the full litigation process and understands the unique challenges law firms and corporate legal departments face when implementing new technologies and workflows within their operational and case teams.

“I look forward to working closely with TCDI’s growing list of corporate and law firm clientele, and providing expert advice regarding their legal technology and information security initiatives,” said Mattera. “I’m also excited to be working side by side with our client services team to jointly deliver superior support and consultation for my clients.”


TCDI® Announces CVLynx, the Next-Generation, Integrated Platform
for Legal Operations and eDiscovery Teams

Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, announced the release of CVLynx, the newest iteration of its trusted ClarVergence® application that will redefine how legal teams handle document review and complex case management. CVLynx is a significant upgrade to the company’s well-known CV6 application, adding dynamic visual analytics tools designed to help corporate legal teams and law firms understand their data more quickly.

ClarVergence is also renamed CVSuite, combining TCDI’s family of products, including CVLynx, CVFox® and CVOnyx that harness the power of data processing, automated workflows and visual analytics to help shorten eDiscovery review times and improve collaboration between eDiscovery and legal operations teams.

“The latest release in our CVSuite of products is a testament to our development and client services teams listening to our clients and understanding their future data and communication challenges,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Providing an integrated platform will help our clients reduce the time and cost to review massive amounts of data and improve communications within the legal team.”

CVLynx provides a comprehensive, integrated platform for eDiscovery processing through production alongside complex litigation management tools. It enables the re-use of data for serial litigation. The new, efficient review features within CVLynx provide document reviewers with easy-to-use options for predictive coding and prioritized review, significantly reducing overall time and budget spent during the review process.

The benefits of CVLynx include:

  • Improved Interface: Customizable review UI with summary grid and thumbnails. Full record display in review allows access to all images and metadata without leaving the record.
  • New Coding Options:  Simple user-level hotkey shortcuts allow users to code one or more records with the click of a button and reviewers can now copy coding from last record, providing efficient coding for similar records.
  • Easy-to-use Predictive Coding: Technology Assisted Review is now accessible to the masses. Suggested coding uses an easy-to-understand STAR rating system which then allows a reviewer to agree or disagree.
  • Powerful Visualizations: Dynamic clustering allows reviewers to select records and create graphical representations of their similarities based on any field of the database (concept, custodian, date, etc.) enabling them to visually prioritize documents in large review sets.
  • Secure Communication: New CVChat built-in functionality offers a quick, secure method of team collaboration right inside the platform.

“We are excited to be offering accessible, built-in technology assisted review as part of the latest release,” said Caragh Landry, President of Litigation Services, TCDI. “Our data visualizations and collaboration tools are going to significantly increase review team productivity and reduce errors.”

CVLynx also helps legal teams organize and manage their pleadings, fact sheets, case profiles, plaintiff profiles, and includes deposition tools to track witnesses and the different transcripts involved. In scenarios such as multi-district litigation or class-action matters where there could possibly be hundreds of transcripts or depositions, teams will be able to collaborate more effectively.

Representatives from TCDI will be at the CLOC Institute April 22 – 25, 2018 in Las Vegas at Booth 111, and Caragh Landry, TCDI’s President of Litigation Services will present a product demo of CVLynx on Tuesday, April 24th at 3:30pm. For more information visit https://www.tcdi.com/events/events-cloc/.


TCDI named in 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Solution Providers for 2018 by CIO Review

TCDI’s continued commitment to redefining document review is making waves in the industry and is just one of the reasons why they were named one of the 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Solution Providers by CIO Review. Learn more about why our proprietary platforms, CVLynx and CVFox, were dubbed “one of the most competent eDiscovery platforms and case management process in the market today” in CIO Review’s cover story, TCDI: Legal Innovation Meets Customer Centricity.

 


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and TCDI Announce
On-Campus Legal Technology Lab and Hands-On Training Program

Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has announced a partnership with Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to create a new legal technology lab and training program. The program offers C|M|LAW students, graduates and local contract attorneys the opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience while providing cost-effective legal services to TCDI’s corporate and law firm clients.

“This innovative partnership with TCDI will provide students opportunities to learn cutting-edge legal technologies while working with TCDI’s sophisticated clients,” said C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. “The Tech Lab is one of several exciting programs in our new C|M|LAW Tech Initiative that emphasize C|M|LAW’s commitment to equipping students and legal professionals with the tools and knowledge required for modern legal practice.”

The Tech Lab is part of the new C|M|LAW Tech Initiative that includes:

  • The Cybersecurity and Privacy concentration, and planned legal tech certificate for JD and MLS students,
  • A new eDiscovery online professional certificate program for litigation support professionals,
  • A legal tech CLE series featuring programs on current topics including cybersecurity, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT),
  • A legal tech summer bootcamp program for practicing attorneys and law students.

“Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is a visionary in legal education and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to build this facility and develop the training program,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “This unique on-campus program will help train the next generation of legal professionals and provide our clients with an alternative to costly services including document review, exhibits coding and legal research.”

The program is housed in a dedicated and secure on-campus center within the law school library. Students and local contract attorneys will use TCDI’s review platform to deliver quality, time-saving legal services. Using a blended approach of technology and process, attorney project managers will oversee all work performed in the center and work under the direct supervision and guidance of outside or in-house counsel.

Mark Smolik, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer on the DHL legal team, applauded the program saying, “C|M|LAW students will benefit significantly from this forward-thinking collaboration. The program provides opportunities for students to work on a team providing sophisticated legal services to ‘real-world’ clients, while training the next generation of lawyers to provide pragmatic and business-oriented services.”

Representatives from TCDI and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will be on site at Legalweek in New York January 30 – February 1, 2018 in booth 1514 to discuss the new program.


TCDI Names Paula Canaday-Daeke & Michael Gibeault
as Senior Directors in the Company’s Expanding Business Development Team

Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has named Paula Canaday-Daeke and Michael Gibeault as senior directors of legal services.

“We are pleased to welcome Paula and Michael to the growing TCDI team,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Together their experience and expertise will help further expand our footprint across the U.S. by continuing to solve our clients’ legal challenges and maintaining our dedication to superior service and innovation.”

Paula is a seasoned sales and business development executive with more than 16 years of legal industry experience in working with corporate legal counsel and law firms. She was most recently a director of business development at Integreon and has held senior sales and business development positions with eDirect Impact and LexisNexis. Paula is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BBA degree in computer information systems.

Michael’s career has focused on supporting law firms and corporate legal departments with creative and cost-effective solutions that rely on cutting edge technology and highly skilled legal professionals. He was most recently a senior director at Morae Global and had previously served in executive positions at DTI Global, Epiq Systems, Robert Half International and LexisNexis. Michael is a graduate of Geneseo State University and the University of Oxford Said School of Business Senior Executive Program, and is a Certified Litigation Support Professional.

Learn more about how TCDI is redefining review at Legaltech in New York, January 30 – February 1, 2018. Stop by booth 1514 to meet the team and view a demonstration.


TCDI Appoints Legal Technology Leader Caragh Landry as President of Litigation Services

 Expanding Executive Team to Support Legal Services Growth

Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has named industry veteran Caragh Landry as president of litigation services. Landry will lead the firm’s eDiscovery, managed document review and case management businesses.

“We are delighted that Caragh has joined the TCDI team. She is a recognized industry expert in electronic discovery and document review, including workflow design and continuous improvement programs,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Caragh is also an industry thought leader on eDiscovery trends and best practices, all of which will help TCDI deliver the next level of service and innovation to our clients, as well as expand into new markets.”

A 20-year veteran of the legal services field, Caragh specializes in workflow design and continuous improvement programs. Throughout her career, she has concentrated on technology integration and process engineering for legal operations. Caragh is also an in-demand speaker and thought leader on the topics of Technology Assisted Review (TAR), predictive coding, data privacy and innovative lean process workflows.

“I am thrilled to be leading a growing team of experts at TCDI and developing new flexible document review models to provide specialized cost-effective solutions to our clients,” said Caragh.  “It’s time for the legal industry to change its perspective on review and evolve from legacy workflows to new models and styles of workforces.”

Learn more about how TCDI is redefining review at Legaltech in New York, January 30 – February 1, 2018. Stop by booth 1514 for a demonstration or schedule a private meeting with TCDI’s team of experts.


Timothy Opsitnick testifies at the Ohio State Senate regarding the Cybersecurity Data Protection Act (SB 220)

Columbus, O.H. (January 10, 2018) – Timothy Opsitnick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at TCDI, spoke at the Ohio State Senate on behalf of members of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), and as a member of the Attorney General’s Cyber Ohio Advisory Board regarding the proposed legislation Senate Bill 220 (SB 220). 

SB 220, the Cybersecurity Data Protection Act, will provide a legal safe harbor opportunity for covered entities that implement a specified cybersecurity program, because the legislation provides an incentive to encourage businesses to achieve a higher level of cybersecurity through voluntary action.  The proposed bill is not a mandate, and it would not create a minimum cybersecurity standard.  The initiative will encourage more businesses to properly protect their business ventures, workforce and all those with whom they do business.


TCDI Announces SecureLaw 365: A Comprehensive Cybersecurity Program for Law Firms

Leading Legal Services Provider Responds to Increase in Law Firm Cybersecurity Risks and Accountability Standards

Greensboro, N.C. (January 2, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), announces the launch of SecureLaw 365, a cybersecurity service designed specifically to address the complex data privacy obligations of law firms.  The program delivers an in-depth evaluation of a firm’s current level of security by identifying cyber exposures and then developing an action plan for improving cybersecurity.

SecureLaw 365 provides access to cybersecurity thought leaders and cutting-edge tools that would otherwise be too expensive to bring in-house.  It offers a simplified, cost-effective cybersecurity program for small to medium-sized law firms to improve data privacy practices and safeguard client information.

“TCDI’s cybersecurity team has provided proactive security services for more than a decade, and now has developed SecureLaw 365 to further assist small and medium-sized law firms meet their ethical obligation to safeguard client data,” said Tim Opsitnick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of TCDI.

Law firm data security practices are increasingly being scrutinized and audited by corporate clients given the privacy concerns associated with the data entrusted to them.  The likelihood of failing these audits is high without an effective cybersecurity program, and the consequence is often the loss of a key client.

SecureLaw 365 is designed to help law firms protect client data as well as prepare for the inevitable data security audit.  To achieve this goal, TCDI assesses cybersecurity from a technical, procedural and end-user perspective.  Services include:

  • Cybersecurity assessments
  • Penetration testing
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Managed social engineering tests
  • Automated security awareness training
  • Chief Security Officer on-demand
  • Cybersecurity newsletter subscription

SecureLaw 365 was developed based on TCDI’s deep understanding of the legal industry’s strict data privacy requirements and best practices.  The litigation services division of TCDI is entrusted with petabytes of sensitive client data that is stored in its fully owned and operated 5,000 square foot Tier 3 data center.

“As a trusted partner in some of the largest and most complex litigation in the world, our clients require the highest security standards.  Accordingly, we regularly undergo the same data security audits that law firms encounter,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI.


2017

Sales Veteran Ginny Gonzalez Named Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer
of Technology Concepts & Design, Inc.
 Company Prepares to Launch New Products & Services In Conjunction With 30th Anniversary

Greensboro, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI) has named Ginny Gonzalez as chief marketing and business development officer of the Greensboro, N.C.-based company. Gonzalez will direct the company’s marketing strategy and execution, as well as the development of customized legal and cybersecurity solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments.

“We are extremely pleased to have Ginny join the TCDI team. This is an exciting time for our company as we prepare to launch new products and services,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Her 25 years of business development and marketing experience and leadership will help us deliver the next level of service and innovation to our clients, as well as expand into new markets.”

Gonzalez was most recently senior vice president of business development at Integreon for over eight years, and was responsible for the expansion of the sales team, service offerings and physical footprint across the U.S. Before that, she was with the technology division and channel management team at FTI Consulting for four years, through that company’s acquisition of Attenex Corporation in 2008. Gonzalez previously held sales and marketing leadership positions with technology companies in business legal software and telecommunications. Gonzalez received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Georgia State University.

“I could not be more elated to join this talented team. TCDI has always, and continues to have a fantastic reputation with its clients for their strong leadership, client services teams and trailblazing legal technology solutions,” said Gonzalez

“TCDI takes pride in customizing both software and workflows that scale to meet their clients’ expanding initiatives. It’s going to be my pleasure to work closely with my TCDI colleagues to rapidly grow our business together through continuing the commitment to offer superior service to our clients.”


Women in eDiscovery November Meeting | November 8, 2017
Caragh Landry, President, Litigation Services presents on the topic of GDPR

We are excited to have Caragh Landry represent TCDI at the Women in eDiscovery November meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.  She gave a presentation on the topic of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the upcoming  deadline and what the new regulations mean for corporations.  GDPR will go into effect in the Spring of 2018 and regulate how companies protect the data of EU citizens.

It is an honor for both Caragh and the TCDI team to have had the opportunity to present at a WiE event to further promote women in the legal technology industry.


7th Annual Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) | October 11 – 13, 2017
TCDI Sponsoring and Speaking at eDiscovery Thought Leadership Event

TCDI is honored to serve as a Gold Ambassador for the 7th Annual EDI Leadership Summit. Over the past several years, the Electronic Discovery Institute has offered industry leaders a platform for advocacy and advancement in the fields of eDiscovery, information governance, cybersecurity, litigation and big data . As sponsors of this event since 2012, TCDI has enjoyed watching EDI’s commitment to education and thought leadership positively impact our industry.

In addition, Tim Opsitnick and Paul Gettmann from TCDI will be speaking on the panel titled Using Keywords to Find Needles, Not More Haystacks being held from 11:40 – 12:40 on October 12. They will be discussing proven strategies for developing, using and refining keywords to help effectively manage data.

To register for this year’s Electronic Discovery Institute, please click here.


TCDI Participates in Duke Law’s Technology Assisted Review (TAR) Best Practices Conference – September 7 – 8

On September 7 – 8, members of the TCDI team headed to Arlington, Virginia to participate in Duke Law’s Technology Assisted Review (TAR) Best Practices Conference. During the conference, judges, law professors and eDiscovery experts helped discuss and draft TAR best practices and protocol by examining what exactly TAR is and how it differs from other eDiscovery tools. We are excited to see how TAR can effectively be implemented in the future and become a leading tool for eDiscovery litigation teams.


TCDI Sponsors 8th Annual Kevin Harvick Foundation Wyndham Championship Pro-Am on Monday, August 14, 2017

The Kevin Harvick Foundation was established in 2010 and works to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams. TCDI is honored to sponsor the Kevin Harvick Foundation Wyndham Championship Pro-Am along with BB&T. There was a great turnout, and we would like to thank everyone who attended the event to show their support. To learn more about the foundation, or to make a donation, please visit www.kevinharvickfoundation.org. Photo credit to James Hahn (Instagram @JamesHahnPGA).


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