CDS eDiscovery Completes Successful SOC 1 Type 2 Re-Examination for 2015

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Specific to eDiscovery, Complete Discovery Source SOC 1 Type 2 Review Reinforces Commitment to Highest Standards for Data Security

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While clients are often unaware of the intricacies of these kinds of evaluations, they do know that data security is one of our highest priorities - Garrett Bendel

Complete Discovery Source, a leading eDiscovery company, announced that it has successfully passed all elements of the SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 audit for its Electronic Discovery Hosting Services. The audit process entails repeated third-party testing to ensure that data at the service provider in question are secure and resilient, conforming to standards established by international service organization reporting standards, the ISAE 3402.

CDS was evaluated on 91 specific control activities over the course of the examination. The review period is for September 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 with “Type 2” referring to the controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. The examination was performed by BrightLine, an ANAB accredited certification body based in the United States.

“While clients are often unaware of the intricacies of these kinds of evaluations, they do know that data security is one of our highest priorities,” said Garrett Bendel, Chief Operations Officer at CDS. “Our Type 2 SOC 1 examinations encompass every factor that impacts the security of the eDiscovery process, from technology through processes and procedures. We ensure that our security remains unmatched in the industry by investing our resources in these rigorous, end-to-end certifications and examinations.”

What does this mean for sensitive data?
CDS’ ISO 27001 certification and SOC 1 Type 2 examination mean that clients can have complete confidence in the security of their data that resides with CDS. CDS’ security standards are standardized, measured, and strictly monitored.

What is evaluated?
CDS’ SOC 1 Type 2 audit is comprehensive and examines all elements of the data environment from technology through to people, processes, and procedures surrounding the handling of data. The company is evaluated on seven Control Objectives:

+ Computer Operations – data backup process and integrity, enterprise monitoring, and maintenance

+ Application Change Control – change management procedures, quality assurance, and testing

+ Data Communications – segregation of networks, internal and external user authentication, firewalls, restricted administrator access, and termination of Internet traffic

+ Information Security – security policies, network and user-level security, database and web server integrity

+ Chain of Custody – data intake, processing, and delivery; monitoring, and physical security

+ Evidentiary Data Integrity – process and policy, documentation, and user access to evidence

+ Data Destruction – procedures, documentation, authorization, automation, and notifications

About Complete Discovery Source - eDiscovery
Complete Discovery Source (CDS) is a leading eDiscovery company, providing litigation technology and hosting, advisory services, and managed services to support complex discovery matters. CDS is the first choice of the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 and is recognized as Best in End-to-End eDiscovery by the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal. With a team of seasoned legal experts and technicians, CDS uses advanced, tested, and defensible services and software to support all stages and types of eDiscovery. Supporting a number of eDiscovery tools, CDS is an Orange-Level Best-in-Service Relativity® Provider and provides one of the largest and highest volume footprints delivering that platform. CDS is headquartered in New York with regional offices in Chicago and Washington DC. The company maintains highly secure ISO 27001 certified hosting and SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 audited data centers in multiple cities. Complete Discovery Source’s web site is

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