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Charitable Activities

Every holiday season, the Capsicum team – at each of our offices – enjoys the opportunity to give back. From the Philadelphia Capsicum office, our team cooked and served a meal for the patients and families staying at The Gift of Life House, as part of their Home Cook Heroes Program. The House provides comfortable and affordable lodging in a safe, welcoming atmosphere for patients and families that are awaiting or receiving transplants in Philadelphia area hospitals. Not only does …

New Year, Same White Collar Fears

It’s that special time of year again! As we turn the page on the calendar from December 2015 to January 2016, New Years’ resolutions are made, encouraging us to act with good will towards humankind, to live life ethically. Sadly, however, just because this time of year warrants promises to be the best we can be, doesn’t mean that the world gets a reprieve from greed and deception. The calls that Capsicum Group has answered to investigate cases of white …

Can Philly’s Security Measures Stand Up to the Pope’s Visit?

As you are probably aware, the last weekend of September 2015 will usher in one of the most historically significant events that the city of Philadelphia (Capsicum’s home base) has ever seen. On September 26 and 27, Pope Francis will hold the World Meeting of Families in the heart of Philly. Anywhere from one million to two million visitors are expected to descend upon the city in hopes of seeing the Pope speak at Independence Hall and hold a massive …

Capsicum Group Marks 6th Year as kCura Relativity Hosting Partner

Capsicum Group is celebrating our sixth year anniversary as a kCura Relativity Hosting Partner. We have continued to offer eDiscovery services as part of our diverse array of legal tech solutions, and the kCura Relativity system allows our clients access to a powerful application at the forefront of its field. Capsicum provides expert data discovery and synthesis through kCura’s Relativity system, which is a web-based eDiscovery platform, rich in advanced features for effective data discovery and compilation. The platform boasts …

From Berwyn to the Big City: Capsicum Celebrates 15 Years!

The month of September is an exciting time for Capsicum Group. We have been proudly serving both national and international clients for 15 years! Founded as a subsidiary of Pepper Hamilton, our roots took hold in the Berwyn, Pennsylvania area – but we quickly saw the need to expand and became an independent firm relocating to the Big City of Philadelphia. Ever since 2006, we have maintained an office at the Cira Centre adjacent to the iconic 30th Street Station …

A Robot’s Demise Raises Serious Questions

After charming locals in Canada, Germany and the Netherlands, the traveling robot known as hitchBOT made an ill-fated trip across the United States earlier this month. It was welcomed warmly in Salem, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, but the journey came to an abrupt halt in none other than Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, where persons unknown (maybe frightened by the robot, or just annoyed that it was in their way) destroyed and decapitated hitchBOT early in the morning of …

The Future of Intrusion Detection

In 2013, networks had to contend with 80 million malware threats. In 2014, the number of new threats rose to 140 million. Furthermore, as recent attacks by hacker organizations Equation Group and Carbanak demonstrate, the new influx of malware is as undetectable as ever. Clearly, the proliferation of cyber threats shows no sign of abating, and strongholds of sensitive data must contend with them. Given the exponential growth of intelligent malware, this is a difficult task, but not impossible. The …

Capsicum Group, LLC Welcomes Bill Smead, Pam King and Maritza Chang

Capsicum Group is proud to announce the recent hire of Senior Consultants Bill Smead, Pam King and Maritza Chang. The addition of Smead, King and Chang to the team propels Capsicum Group, LLC further towards the cutting edge of solving high-tech issues for its clients.  Properly presented digital evidence is irrefutable, and in some cases, digital evidence may be the only existing evidence. Capsicum’s computer forensics team is experienced in all areas of digital forensics and investigations, and has recovered …

Cybersecurity and Related Legal Trends – A Successful CLE

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. presented alongside Montgomery McCracken’s Michael Hayes and David Brown for a CLE on Cybersecurity and Related Legal Trends. The vibrant discussion centered on cyberattacks and why they are such a hot issue; how to guide your clients through a data breach; the landscape of existing federal and state laws you must consider in connection with cybersecurity and the potential impact of pending federal legislation on your cybersecurity and data breach notification responsibilities; recent federal cybersecurity enforcement …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber Esq. Writes for Legal Intelligencer Cybersecurity Supplement

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Cybersecurity Threat-Sharing in the Legal Community”. The original article is available here. The White House and Congress have been rushing to determine how to best handle the cybersecurity risks that have been growing at an increasing rate around the United States and the world. Each new hack, malware, virus, phishing attack, network flaw and cyberincident adds to the flame that has been intensifying and forcing a clear legislative response. …