CBI eDiscovery
May 29, 2018

Shining the Light on Dark Data

Dark Data - The Unseen Value, The Unseen Risk

The True Cost of Unknown Data

According to Veritas, 80% of business data is unstructured: files, documents, presentations, emails, etc. Another stat from a Gartner study showed that at least 50% of data on networks is not classified and has unknown value.

Gartner “defines Dark Data as the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes (for example, analytics, business relationships and direct monetizing).”

CBI defines its Dark Data Assessment as: gathering and providing actionable intelligence via an assessment of your organizations unstructured data.

Dark Data can create a positive impact if managed properly. If it’s handled incorrectly, information security risks, along with wasted IT expenditures and storage costs, should be expected. When data is allowed to proliferate unchecked the impact may not be felt right away, but very quickly ballooning costs, inefficiencies, and compliance challenges can be overwhelming. These problems are felt by most organizations, “through 2020, less than 10% of organizations will find value in "Dark Data."

Dark Data is dragged out of the shadows and into the light on with this on-demand webinar. CBI, Information Risk Strategist, Dan Gregory, and Jeff Goreski, CAMS, CFCS, CEDS, PMP, ITIL, CBI, co-host our Dark Data webinar that covers a wide range of topics including:


headshot_180px_Goreski_JeffJeff Goreski | CAMS, CFCS, CEDS, PMP, ITIL | CBI
Jeff joined the CBI team in April 2014. As a Senior Consultant, he is a critical member of our Archiving and eDiscovery practice. With CBI, Jeff has utilized his skills as an eDiscovery and Forensics specialist in providing our customers with the ability to lead them through the proper steps in ensuring a defensible eDiscovery process.

Prior to joining CBI, Jeff was the senior technology architect for CGS in New York, where he designed,developed and deployed archiving and eDiscovery solutions for global institutions within the education, enterprise and government space.

Jeff was appointed to the ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) advisory board in late 2011 and assisted in the development of the exam and study guide for this federally recognized organization.


Dan Gregory | Information Risk Strategist | CBI
CBI_DanGregory_180pxDan’s primary focus is to ensure our clients know and understand the full value CBI brings to the table by way of its IT risk management assessments, enablement services, and solution based integrations designed to protect our customers' critical infrastructure, data, brand confidence, and reputation.

Since joining CBI in 2003, Dan has created several IT Risk Management and assessment service programs. He has guided and helped to create IT Risk Management programs that provide a measureable and contextual view of their organizations overall IT Risk. These programs are designed to identify, assess and manage technical and procedural gaps which could lead to an increased level of IT risk throughout the organization.

Dan has published several articles on the topic of IT Risk Management and has presented at many local and nationally-recognized events.  He is a long standing active member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Information Systems Security Association(ISSA).

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