SOURCE: Discovery Mining, Inc.

January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Discovery Mining Passes Source Code Security Audit From Security Industry Leader

Sets New Security Standard for Electronic Discovery Online Review

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Discovery Mining, a leading Automated Discovery technology company, today announced that it has passed a rigorous security audit by top security experts, Independent Security Evaluators (ISE). Discovery Mining is the first company to complete a source code audit in the E-Discovery industry. With this thorough evaluation, Discovery Mining provides law firm and corporate clients a verified high standard in security reliability that is critical to the Electronic Discovery industry.

"It is my sincere hope that all vendors offering online review applications will follow Discovery Mining's lead and improve information security for the industry as a whole," said Matthew Work, CEO, Discovery Mining. "We chose Avi Rubin's team because we wanted to be challenged by the best."

ISE, lead by Avi Rubin, a recognized security expert, is renowned for work that includes electronic voting machine security audits. The evaluation of Discovery Mining's Web-hosted online review application code, completed over a six-month period, was based on a combination of dynamic and static techniques, as well as automated and manual analysis. According to ISE, Discovery Mining's Web-hosted application has been 'well designed and implemented' and shows no significant vulnerabilities.

"Given the explosive growth of electronic data, it becomes more critical every day to impose unrelenting vigilance around data protection," said Avi Rubin, Founder, ISE. "In our evaluation, we saw that Discovery Mining had laid a solid design foundation, which incorporated best practices that we look for in highly reliable security protection implementation."

About Discovery Mining, Inc.

Discovery Mining, an Inc. 500 fastest-growing company, is a leading provider of Automated Discovery software as a service that stores, categorizes, searches and presents documents to organizations involved in litigation, investigation, regulatory response, or mergers and acquisitions. The Company's proprietary technology significantly reduces risk and cost at every point in the document lifecycle. Trusted by top law firms including nearly half of the top 50 Am Law 100 firms, and by Fortune 1000 corporations, Discovery Mining helps organizations achieve and maintain excellence in Web-based automated search and retrieval document management.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Discovery Mining has offices in New York City and London, and is present in Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information call 1-866-343-4205, email, or visit

To learn more about Discovery Mining and current industry issues/developments, visit co-founder Andrew Jenk's blog at

About ISE

ISE's mission is to provide the outside technical resources companies need to control their technology risk.

ISE provides customized solutions. Our work is tailored to the project and the customer. We analyze designs, code, and systems and provide a customized solution, based on our highly developed skills and experience. Every system is unique and has different requirements. At ISE, we do not believe there is a "one size fits all" solution to security. Whereas network scanning and firewall configuration are commodity security services, ISE performs analyses and designs systems that are specific to customers' needs.

The experts at ISE have vast experience in every facet of security. The team includes computer scientists, electrical engineers, and cryptographers. ISE experts have testified before Congress, served as expert witnesses, participated in creating standards, and evaluated systems for both government and private industry. ISE researchers have published several influential books and dozens of scientific papers in the top refereed conferences and journals. They have also analyzed and helped repair several widely used commercial systems.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Angela Daniello
    Discovery Mining, Inc.
    415-561-6780 ext.109
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