Prosecuting Borderless Cyber Crime Through Proactive Law Enforcement and Private Sector Cooperation

Identifying, locating and prosecuting cyber criminals is a complex operation that takes coordination efforts among various law enforcement agencies as well as the private sector. David Hickton, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, spoke with the Cybersecurity Law Report in advance of the Financial Times Cyber Security Summit on March 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C., where he will participate as a panelist. An event discount code is available to CSLR readers inside the article. In our interview, Hickton addresses the challenges, changes, and private sector cooperation within cybersecurity law enforcement. See also our series featuring FBI Director James Comey’s discussion of the “‘Evil Layer Cake’ of Cybersecurity Threats” (Jun. 3, 2015); and “Cooperation Among Domestic and International Cybersecurity Law Enforcement Communities” (Jun. 17, 2015).

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