This week in the GRC space, we look at e-Discovery in BPOS (and Office365), LiveOffice archives Salesforce Chatter, OpenLogic offers open source governance for agile developers and new research reveals how safe our smartphones really are. 

e-Discovery and BPOS

With the upcoming release of Office365 -- currently BPOS -- Clearwell (news, site) has announced that the latest version of its e-Discovery Platform can now search BPOS for data in response to regulatory or litigation requests.

As a result, users will be able to quickly identify and collect data from Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online. The data is then immediately available for downstream e-discovery phases like processing, analysis, review and production.

The latest version of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform also offers:

  • Integration with Active Directory
  • Auto-detection of both mailboxes and SharePoint sites in the cloud
  • Connection throttling to BPOS in order to maximize network efficiency
  • Managed security and access, along with automatic activity and chain-of-custody reporting

The timing of this release couldn’t be better. According to The 451 Group, the cloud computing marketplace will reach US$ 16.7 billion in revenue by 2013, up from US$ 8.7 billion in 2010 -- resulting in a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent.

In addition, Microsoft BPOS subscriptions have tripled in the past year, and this is without the relaunch with the Office365 logo.

LiveOffice Archives Cloud Chatter

SaaS email management vendor LiveOffice (news, site) has just announced the launch of LiveOffice Chatter Archive, an archiving, compliance and e-discovery solution that automatically captures and indexes Salesforce Chatter content.

The company says that this is the first cloud-based archiving service that captures Salesforce Chatter messages in a central, searchable repository alongside other electronic communications.

It adds to an already extensive list of archiving software for email, IM, mobile messages, SharePoint and social media. Chatter Archive’s key features enable users to:

  • Automatically capture all Chatter posts, comments, links and files in the same archive as other electronic communications
  • Easily retain Chatter content based on corporate retention policies, ensuring that all Chatter communications can be held if required for legal reasons

LiveOffice’s advanced indexing and searching technologies address requirements outlined by the SEC, FINRA, FDA and other regulatory bodies, while also meeting HIPAA guidelines and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

OpenLogic ‘s Open Source Governance

Open source governance software vendor, OpenLogic (news, site), has just announced new features in OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) that will enable agile development organizations to track open source usage and ensure compliance with open source licenses.

OLEX is a SaaS solution for comprehensive provisioning, governance, scanning and compliance of open source software.

The new OLEX functionality enables agile organizations to use more open source while ensuring compliance with internal polices and open source licenses. OLEX now includes:

  • Command line scanning
  • Automatic delta scanning
  • Alert options

The new agile functionality for OLEX is available now and is included for customers using OLEX's LicenseCompliance module.

How Secure Are Smartphones?

With all the hoopla surrounding the development of smartphones and their explosion across the mobile market, a new report from ENISA warns that there are still a number of security problems with smartphones that need to be resolved.

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), is an agency of the European Union established to "contribute to a high level of network and information security within the EU."

The report, Smartphones: Information security risks, opportunities and recommendations for users, also provided potential privacy issues CIOs should be aware of when using smartphones at work.

Top risks include spyware, poor data cleansing when recycling phones, accidental data leakage and unauthorised premium-rate phone calls and SMSs.

Worldwide smartphone sales doubled last year according to Gartner and 80 million were sold worldwide in Q3 of 2010 alone. Some of the key risks are:

  • Accidental leakage of sensitive data through GPS data attached to images.
  • Data theft by malicious apps and from stolen, lost or decommissioned phones.
  • “Diallerware” -- malicious software that steals money through unauthorized phonecalls.
  • Overload of network infrastructure by smartphone applications.

The most important result of the report is a comprehensive set of strategies for securing smartphones. If you want to find out what they are, check out the report here.