Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

Security Action Plans: Involving Law Enforcement

Kenrick Bagnall of the Toronto Police on Communicating With Law Enforcement After a Breach
Kenrick Bagnall, detective constable, Toronto Police Service

When creating a security action plan, not enough organizations include provisions for communicating with the police, says Kenrick Bagnall, a detective constable in the cybercrime unit of the Toronto Police Service.

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"There's a perception that getting law enforcement involved is bad for public perception and corporate reputation," Bagnall says. "Without law enforcement involved, there is no opportunity to introduce something punitive into the equation that will eventually, hopefully, provide some sort of deterrent."

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Toronto Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, where Bagnall was a featured speaker, he also discusses:

  • The benefits of early engagement with law enforcement;
  • Why lack of awareness is a key reason for failing to engage law enforcement;
  • Why he believes involving police should be mandated.

Bagnall, who works in the Toronto Police Service's cyber crime intelligence services unit, has been with the police since 2006. Previously, he was a vice president of information technology with Capital G Bank Ltd.

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Joan Goodchild

Joan Goodchild

Director of Multimedia Content, ISMG

Joan Goodchild is veteran writer and editor who has been covering security for more than a decade. Before joining ISMG, she was the editor-in-chief of CSO, where she led the team to several national awards, including an AZBEE (ASPBE) for website of the year and several Digital Eddie (Folio) awards for B2B website of the year. Her previous experience in business journalism includes roles as a broadcast and web editor with the Boston Business Journal and as a news writer covering the Windows OS with TechTarget. Prior to that, she worked as a television reporter and anchor for more than a decade. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.

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