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Houston Chronicle Asks LCG’s Perspective on the Astros Hacking Case

Ken Tisdel, LCG’s co-founder was interviewed recently by Evan Drellic of the Houston Chronicle for his perspective on the Astros hacking case. The case has garnered widespread attention, but for Ken, the case is similar to matters that his team works on daily in the corporate world.

“I can’t tell you how many cases we’ve gotten where a company will call and panic is awry and everybody’s running down the hallway saying, ‘We’re being hacked,’ ” said Tisdel, who works with a lot of energy and shipping companies and who offers a service that he said can help predict and prevent intellectual property from being taken before it happens. “The majority of the time it’s not hacking.

“Usually the first thing we ask is, ‘Who’d you let go recently?’ … We go from the investigative side and ask a lot of social questions. Because the majority of the time it’s social engineering that made the event happen and not hacking.”

LCG has developed a proprietary and highly reliable process to quickly identify insider data theft (click here to learn more). LCG has unmatched experience investigating, presenting and testifying to matters related to trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property theft and other employment related issues. For more information call (832) 251-6600 and ask to speak with an expert.

To see the full Houston Chronicle article, “Guilty plea just the beginning in Astros hacking case,” go here.

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LCG Experts Presenting on Insider Data Theft at ESC Annual Conference in May

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Energy Security Council recently announced that, “All indicators are pointing to a tremendous Annual Conference which will be here before you know it in a bit over 30 days … One such topic we know will captivate everyone’s attention is a most interesting talk on Insider Data Theft: Detection and Prevention of Insider Data Theft When Employees Leave. This talk is being given by Andrew Frisbie and Kris Carlson [May 12, 2015], both Directors of Investigations with LCG Discovery Experts.  As we hear this data theft talk we will all learn that it’s people, not the computers, who are the problem and there are risk indicators which if watched, can predict insider data theft.  Both Andrew and Kris have distinguished law enforcement backgrounds and have substantial expertise in forensic and high-tech investigations.  They will walk us through the importance of early intervention and risk assessment and lay out for us some proven and practical offensive and defensive strategies for protecting your company data.  They will also discuss cost control and how to keep the cost of protecting your company data under control.”

For more information call LCG at 832-251-6600 or the Energy Security Council at 281-587-2700.


LCG Discovery Experts Announces TENiO™ Service Aimed at Early Detection of Insider Data Theft

PRESS RELEASE – LCG’s TENiO™ Assesses Risk of Insider Confidential Data Theft Before it Becomes an Expensive or Irreversible Problem.

LCG Discovery Experts, an industry leader in high-tech investigations and eDiscovery consulting, announced the introduction of TENiO™ today.

TENiO™ is a rapid, low-cost, early detection risk assessment solution designed to alert companies to existing or departing employee data theft possibilities. TENiO™ uses situational factors, technology, specialized skills and proprietary algorithms to deliver an easy-to-understand risk assessment scorecard. TENiO™ exposes potential risks and enables businesses to quickly determine next steps and corrective actions.

“The issue with insider data theft is that it often goes undetected until it becomes an expensive and sometimes irreversible problem,” said Mark Reid, Principal and Co-founder of LCG. “Our goal with TENiO™ is to provide businesses with a predictable, low-cost and fast solution to proactively identify and address potential data theft as early as possible. With TENiO™, companies are better equipped to protect their confidential information, while simultaneously reducing expense and potential reputational damage. TENiO™ is an effective offensive solution to a growing problem in corporations – and one that fits very well in our core services.”

About LCG Discovery Experts

LCG Discovery Experts, LLC is a recognized leader in digital forensics, high-tech investigations, e-discovery consulting and expert testimony. The company’s team of seasoned experts has extensive experience in preserving, analyzing and providing expert testimony on digital evidence from computers, networks and mobile devices. LCG assists top corporations and law firms across the U.S. and abroad with matters involving intellectual property and data theft, internal investigations, government inquiries, catastrophic events, white collar crimes, fraud and more. For more information on TENiO™, visit or to learn more about LCG’s other services visit

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TENiO™ is a trademark of LCG Discovery Experts, LLC in the United States

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What is reasonable protection for sensitive commercial data?

This question was posed by Matthew Prewitt in Law Technology News today. His article presents a panel discussion from American Lawyer Media’s Seventh Annual IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum in New York, in which the panelists discuss ways to balance the benefits and costs of data security. LCG Director, Andrew Frisbie offered the following comments:

“Very timely article. Kevin Cranman (G/C Ericsson Television, Inc.) alludes to two very important strategies: 1) Identify whatneeds to be protected and 2) Identify who should get access to the protected information. LCG has investigated numerous insider data theft situations over the years that have resulted in the loss of trade secrets and other sensitive data, so I will add that there is an investigative benefit to Mr. Cranman’s strategies as well. Employees present the biggest risk of loss when it comes to trade secrets and other sensitive information – often as their employment ends. When these strategies are in place, a company can save time and reduce costs when investigating the potential loss of sensitive information. When considering “reasonable protection” for sensitive commercial data, one has to accept that there is no ironclad solution. Technology, training, policies, procedures, and NDAs are all components of a protection strategy. Having a plan in place to quickly identify if the loss of sensitive information actually occurred, who took the information, and how they removed it from the company is critical. If the company has already identified what constitutes protected information and has taken steps to control access to it, the investigation can be more focused, thereby reducing the time and cost it takes to remedy.”

If your company is struggling with how to balance the benefits and cost of data security and how to mitigate the risk of insider data theft, call LCG today to find out how we can help.

To see the full LTN article click here.


LCG Announces TENiO™: Identify Your Risk of Insider Data Theft

Time is money when it comes to insider theft of confidential data. When employees leave you need to ask: Did they walk out the door with the company’s secrets? Traditionally, it takes a company nearly three months to identify the problem, and longer to do something about it. If you only had timely access to the right information, and the right expertise to take action…

What is TENiO™?

LCG’s TENiO™ is the answer to this all-too-common business challenge. TENiO™ is a timely, easy-to-comprehend analysis of an employee’s circumstances in conjunction with reliable forensic indicators from the employee’s computer that correlate directly to the risk of theft of your company’s data. It is a tool for decision-makers.

With TENiO™, you will be able to:

  • Confidently decide if the facts justify the additional time, effort and expense of a broader investigation
  • Understand the risk even if you have NO forensic expertise
  • “See” the problem clearly with the TENiO™ Risk Assessment Report and decide what to do about it
  • Get timely information before a high risk situation drives costs up
  • Avoid overspending when the risk turns out to be low

LCG’s TENiO™ service includes the following:

  • Preliminary consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation
  • Preliminary forensic analysis
  • Comprehensive asset and chain of custody management reports upon request
  • TENiO Risk Assessment Report
  • One post-analysis phone call to discuss the report
  • 30-days secure evidence storage
  • Unmatched value in the industry for one low, fixed fee

LCG is committed to providing the absolute best forensics, investigations, e-discovery, consulting and testimony services to our industry leading clients. To learn more visit our TENiO™ web page or call us today.

LCG Experts Present to Houston Litigators

LCG Experts Present to Houston Litigators

LCG Directors and forensic experts, Andrew Frisbie and Kris Carlson presented to about 80 litigators in December on the topic of Data Spoliation: Intervention and Ethical Obligation. During the presentation they outlined a simple five-step process, based on a series of questions, for attorneys to use for the purpose of mitigating the loss of potentially relevant digital evidence. The five critical questions to ask are:

  1. What is the allegation?
  2. Who is involved?
  3. What is the risk of data loss?
  4. When is the risk of data loss?
  5. How do I preserve this data?

It is critical that attorneys develop a basic knowledge of how and where data is stored and what steps they can take early on in a matter to ensure that data is not lost. Increasingly, LCG receives computers and cell phones that have been altered in some fashion by the people who need an accurate, reliable assessment of past activity from these same devices. With good intentions, these devices are-assigned to other employees or otherwise re-purposed within the organization. The “new” custodians innocently interact with the device, which causes potentially significant data to become modified.

If you find yourself in a situation that may involve digital evidence, call us FIRST and we’ll tell you how to preserve the data or advise you on how best to prevent data loss. Basic knowledge and early intervention will result in better service to your clients.


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