Awareness & Training , Breach Preparedness , Data Breach

Legal Lessons Learned From Breach Investigations

Attorney Randy Sabett on the Risks of Failing to Prepare for an Incident
Randy Sabett, vice chair, privacy & data protection practice group, Cooley LLP

What not to do after a breach? Share your incident response plan with your attorney and say, "Don't pay too much attention to it; we don't follow it." Randy Sabett of Cooley LLP discusses this and other lessons learned from breach investigations.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Breach Prevention Summit: Washington, Sabett discusses:

  • The types of cases he handles;
  • Mistakes clients commonly make before and after a breach;
  • How to involve your legal team before, during an after an incident.

Sabett is vice chair of the privacy and data protection practice group at the law firm Cooley LLP. A former NSA crypto-engineer, he has extensive experience in data security, privacy, licensing and IP. Sabett has managed numerous data breach responses involving major retailers, financial and healthcare organizations, and on-line service providers. He served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. Sabett is a member of the board for the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute and the Northern Virginia chapter of ISSA.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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