Ricoh's Intelligent eDiscovery Blog

9 Data Privacy Questions to Ask a Vendor Before Signing an SLA

Jan 28, 2021 2:07:08 PM | Chris Plauschinn

Employees are often considered the weakest link in the security chain. For this reason, many organizations focus their efforts on educating, training and implementing protocols for their own staff when evaluating data privacy plans. While internal threats are certainly a tangible concern, this internal-focused approach fails to recognize another leading cybersecurity threat: vendors.

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Topics: Chris Plauschinn, Technology & Managed Services, Security and Privacy

Protect Your Organization Against Ransomware: Part 1

Jan 25, 2021 12:53:05 PM | Marketing

This article was originally published on

This blog is the first in a two-part series about Ransomware and how you may be able to protect your organization big or small against the same. Part one of this series will define ransomware and how it works. Part two of this series will provide tips on how you can protect your business against ransomware.

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Topics: Ricoh, Security and Privacy

5 Questions With... Chris Plauschinn of Ricoh Canada

Jan 21, 2021 11:15:17 AM | Marketing

Chris Plauschinn began his career in the technology realm with Commonwealth Legal before it was acquired by Ricoh in 2014. Now the Director of Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions, Chris oversees both the public and private cloud infrastructure that powers the software solutions offered by Ricoh Canada.

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Topics: Chris Plauschinn, Security and Privacy, 5 Questions With...

5 Reasons Cleaning Your Data Should Be Your Top New Year’s Resolution

Jan 11, 2021 12:46:00 PM | Natasha Doucas

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 12, 2019. Updated and republished on January 11, 2021.

Bad data is typically categorized as erroneous, duplicative, personal or sensitive in nature, but there's more to it than that. Bad data can also be defined as anything that is stored in an outdated or non-functional legacy software, kept for the purposes of record keeping. Whether it’s the nature of its contents or how it’s being stored, most organizations are increasingly faced with managing the complexities of bad data. What’s worse, the practice of retaining dirty data can cost organizations billions of dollars each year if they are in violation of information and data management policies and procedures. 

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Topics: Natasha Doucas, Security and Privacy, Unstructured File Analysis

Why You Need to Implement a Data Strategy Now

Nov 24, 2020 4:40:54 PM | Jessica Lockett

How can you address what you don’t know you have?

No, this isn’t a trick question. The answer is simply that you cannot. In order to know and effectively address what data your organization has, you have to take a few steps back and define, create, and implement an overall data strategy.

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Topics: Jessica Lockett, Chris Plauschinn, Security and Privacy, Unstructured File Analysis

What we can learn from Cyber Security Awareness Month 2020

Nov 2, 2020 10:54:34 AM | Marketing

October was Cyber Security Awareness Month. While it's important to take internet safety seriously every day of the year, this past month served an important reminder of the realities of the current online climate. Here are top five stats that help illustrate the importance of securing your accounts in today's digital age.

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Topics: Events and Sponsorships, Security and Privacy

When a Stranger Calls: How to Protect Yourself From Voice Phishing Attacks

Oct 29, 2020 4:11:55 PM | Chris Plauschinn

Imagine this scenario:

While working from home, you receive a call. The person on the other end says they’re calling from IT. It’s come to their attention that the recent firewall upgrade is blocking employees from accessing the network through the VPN. To resolve the issue, they’re going to have to reset everyone’s user profiles. 

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Topics: Chris Plauschinn, Security and Privacy

Why It’s Time to Stop Sending Attachments Via Email

Oct 1, 2020 9:53:50 AM | Chris Plauschinn

By now, we all know not to click on links from unknown senders, but what about from people we do know? Today I’d like to focus on the concerning surge in ransomware attacks — particularly those triggered by opening email attachments. Whether the sender is well known or even internal from your own organization, there are several reasons why sending files via email should be a practice of the past. In this blog I’ll be sharing a recent case study, why ransomware attacks are on the rise in 2020 and how you can avoid falling victim to these schemes.

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Topics: Chris Plauschinn, Security and Privacy

How secure are your private messages? Six top platforms ranked.

Jul 7, 2020 11:18:20 AM | Chris Plauschinn

WhatsApp, iMessage, Skype, Snapchat and DMs. There’s even a Messenger Kids app for children by Facebook. The list goes on and on when it comes to ways to communicate with your friends, family and work associates.

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Topics: Chris Plauschinn, Security and Privacy

New Workstyles Demand New Security Awareness

May 20, 2020 3:41:18 PM | Marketing

This article was originally written by Kerry Cole and published on

It is more important than ever that employees understand the significance of information security and the part they can play in reducing the risks to sensitive data.

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Topics: Ricoh, Security and Privacy