Although we live in a world where we are surrounded in an ever-deepening fog of data, few understand how the data are created, where data are stored, or how to retrieve or destroy data. Accessible to readers at all levels of technical understanding, Electronically Stored Information: The Complete Guide to Management, Understanding, Acquisition, Storage, Search, and Retrieval covers all aspects of electronic data and how it should be managed. Using easy-to-understand language, the book explains: exactly what electronic information is, the different ways it can be stored, why we need to manage it from a legal and organizational perspective, who is likely to control it, and how it can and should be acquired to meet legal and managerial goals. Its reader-friendly format means you can read it cover to cover or use it as a reference where you can go straight to the information you need. Complete with links and references to additional information, technical software solutions, helpful forms, and time-saving guides, it provides you with the tools to manage the increasingly complex world of electronic information that permeates every part of our world.
David Matthews is Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Seattle. He worked in the information technology (IT) field since 1992. He began working for the City of Seattle as the technology manager for the legislative department (city council) in 1998. In early 2005 he was selected to be the first Deputy CISO for the city. In his work for the city he developed and created an incident response plan that is compliant with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS); updated and extensively rewrote the city's information security policy; and created and taught training courses on information security and forensics. He most recently created an IT primer for the city's law department as part of his collaboration with them on e-discovery issues. He is a participant and leader in regional information security organizations. He is the public-sector co-chair of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsored North West Alliance for Cyber Security (NWACS). With NWACS he has worked with the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) nonprofit to sponsor information security training for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) operators and managers; a risk management seminar; a regional cyber response exercise; four Blue Cascades disaster scenario exercises; and is the creator and editor of a portal website with local information security and forensics activities, a library of best practice documents, and links to information security and forensics websites. Matthews is also an active participant in many local, national, and international information security, forensics, and e-discovery organizations. He is the chair of the local Critical Infrastructure Protection subcommittee of the Regional Homeland Security team, and also is a member of the American Bar Association's Science and Technology and Electronic Discovery committees. He published an article on active defense in the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) journal and has presented at many emergency management and information security conferences. His most recent presentation on e-discovery called New Issues In Electronic Evidence has been presented to records managers and information technology and security audiences in corporations such as REI and Starbucks, was presented as a peer-to-peer session at RSA, and was given as a continuing legal education course for the U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle and the City of Seattle's law department. He holds the titles of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Digital Recovery Forensics Specialist (DRFS), and CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA). Matthews is a native of the Seattle area whose interests spread much further than IT or even information security. He is an avid reader, writer, hiker, biker, gardener, and a black belt in Shitoryu karate. He and his wife live with their three children north of Seattle.
David R. Matthews
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Computing: Professional & Programming
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Auerbach Publishers Inc.
56 black & white illustrations, 11 black & white tables