Preserving the Privilege during Breach Response
When companies hire cybersecurity consultants to investigate incidents, those professionals’ reports and emails could be used against the company in court unless a privilege applies. This session provides an overview of the attorney-client privilege for post-breach investigations, and tips for increasing the chances that the privilege will apply and the data will remain confidential.
Jeff Kosseff ( @jkosseff )
Jeff Kosseff is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at the United States Naval Academy. He practiced cybersecurity and privacy law at Covington & Burling, and clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Kosseff is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Michigan. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a journalist for The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.