Charlie Platt

Director of Data Analytics

iDiscovery Solutions

Charlie Platt is the director of data analytics for iDiscovery Solutions and Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Cloud Security Professional, and a Certified Database Administrator. He advises clients on data analytics, digital forensics and cybersecurity.

Recently by Charlie Platt


Can Reducing Risk Be Bad for Us? Yes, If Your Rules Lack Flexibility

Charlie Platt, Director of Data Analytics for iDS, resumes his Ethical Hacker column with a piece on how reducing cyber risk can get in the way of your business – that is, if your rules lack flexibility. The best way to implement successful cyber risk programs without hurting your business, he says, is to design them to adapt to dynamic business requirements by providing an approved exception process.

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Employees: Weakest Link or Best Defense?

Charlie Platt, Director of Data Analytics for iDiscovery Solutions and Certified Ethical Hacker, says the words we use can shape our way of thinking and how we interact with others. When it comes to cybersecurity, the best way to protect your organization is to stop treating employees as "risks" that need mitigating and start treating them as partners in cyber defense.

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The Ethical Hacker: We're Compliant, So We Must Be Secure, Right?

I've been hearing a recurring theme in discussions with clients about security and compliance planning: We’re compliant, so we’re secure, right?

To me this thinking indicates confusion about the difference between compliance and security.

Regulations and compliance are...

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The Ethical Hacker: Key Employee Departures Can Leave Danger In Their Wake

It happens to us all. We thought things were going great, and then the unexpected. There’s someone else. I’m not happy anymore. I need something more, or our long-term plans are incompatible. Whatever the reason, critical and important employees leave organizations. When this happens,...

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Turning Liabilities into Assets: To make intelligent decisions during litigation, you need to fully understand the electronic data

It was a good case, a simple case, alleging wrongful discharge. The merits were in favor of the defense, and, as evidence came in, it was lining up cleanly and consistently with the defendant’s recollection of the events. Barring any unforced errors, it would be a relatively smooth win. Then...

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