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Communication with Law Enforcement is Key to Stopping Cybercrime

DATA THEFT—U.S.

March 4, 2010

When it comes to battling cybercriminals, the key is to share data breach information with law enforcement officials, SearchSecurity.com reports. "The only way we can fight this is to get good support," explained Kimberly Kiefer Peretti, senior counsel with the Department of Justice's Computer Crime Section. Experts speaking at the RSA conference point out that cybercriminals are becoming increasingly more skilled at compromising valuable data. John Woods of Hunton & Williams LLP noted that giving information to law enforcement can not only help catch criminals, but has also helped to reduce his clients' exposure in the wake of data breaches. "If we do better information sharing," said David Burg of PricewaterhouseCoopers, "we can do a better job of understanding the threat."
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