DOJ Issues New Cyber-Incident Preparedness and Response Guidance

By Kathryn T. AllenGregory M. Kratofil, Jr., and Daniel L. Farris

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released new guidance on cyber preparedness and incident response last week, becoming the latest federal agency to do so in recent months. Newly sworn-in Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, has indicated that the investigation and prosecution of cyber crimes will be one of the top priorities of her administration. Although the Guidance sets forth only voluntary standards, companies wishing to minimize potential liability in enforcement actions and/or civil litigation should take notice.

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