Goodbye to the Blame Game: Forging the Connection Between Companies and Law Enforcement in Incident Response

Organizations can benefit from working with law enforcement after a breach. However, only 20 percent of organizations that have suffered a breach are reaching out to agencies like the FBI due, in part, to the fear of loss of control and concerns about attorney-client privilege, explained James Trainor, former lead of the FBI’s Cyber Division who joined Aon’s cyber solutions group as SVP in October 2016. Cybersecurity Law Report interviewed Trainor at Skytop Strategies’ recent “Cyber Risk Governance” conference. He shared his experiences and opinions on the benefits and challenges of working with law enforcement in a breach situation, the Yahoo indictment and how to handle ransomware. See also “Law Enforcement on Cybersecurity Matters: Corporate Friend or Foe? (Part One of Two)” (Jun. 22, 2016); Part Two (Jul. 6, 2016).

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