Managing Cyber Investigations: A CISO and In-House Counsel Discuss Best Practices for Real-Life Scenarios

Lawyers are increasingly on the front lines of responding to significant cyber incidents. At a recent Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute conference, panelists from three global companies discussed best practices and practical tips for attorneys managing a cyber investigation. Moderator Kimberly Peretti, a partner at Alston & Bird, presented three real-life scenarios to Wyndham Worldwide’s chief compliance officer, chief counsel for cybersecurity and privacy at SAIC and the CISO at Cvent, a global meetings and events technology software company. Their recommendations included planning ahead, creating and practicing robust incident response plans and fostering a strong relationship between legal and information security teams. See our three-part guide to developing and implementing a successful cyber incident response plan: “From Data Mapping to Evaluation” (Apr. 27, 2016); “Seven Key Components” (May 11, 2016); and “Does Your Plan Work?” (May 25, 2016).

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