Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

3 Hot Legal Topics at RSA Conference 2019

Attorney Kimberly Peretti of Alston & Bird on Indictments, Breach Response and More
Attorney Kimberly Peretti, partner at Alston & Bird

What's hot on the cybersecurity legal front? For starters, in 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted twice as many alleged state-sponsored attackers than it had ever indicted, says Kimberly Peretti of Alston & Bird.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Peretti discusses:

  • The 2018 DOJ indictments of state-sponsored actors;
  • Regulator expectations for cybersecurity programs;
  • The challenges for companies in responding to a data breach that might affect several jurisdictions, including Europe.

Peretti is co-leader of Alston & Bird's cybersecurity preparedness and response team. She is a former DOJ cybercrime prosecutor and former director of PwC's cyber forensics group.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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