Three data security compliance specialists told a room full of corporate lawyers that companies that handle large amounts of sensitive data should start networking with law enforcement agencies and the data security vendor community immediately.
Erez Liebermann, chief counsel for cybersecurity and privacy at Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU), said corporate compliance managers should make a point of participating in and networking with cyber security groups in their communities.
If corporate compliance managers aren’t already talking to the cyber security investigators at the nearby offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secret Service, state agencies, and other state and federal agencies, they should cold call and arrange meetings, he said.
“It’s really important to have those relationships in place,” Liebermann said.
Having good relationships in place may help the law enforcement agencies get a better feel for what’s going on, help a company get a little extra insight into what the agencies are thinking, and pave the way for smoother interactions if a crisis does occur, Liebermann said.
Liebermann and the other cyber security specialists appeared at a session at LegalTech New York, a legal services technology convention organized by ALM, the parent company of LifeHealthPro.com.
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