Cybersecurity Law engages U.S. and international law applying to data security, data breaches, sensitive information safeguarding, law enforcement surveillance, cybercriminal combat, privacy, and more.
Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities and attacks delivered via the Internet by cyber criminals. The field of cyber-crime continues to rapidly develop and evolve. It can encompass cover a wide range of criminal activity including identity theft and fraudulent schemes; cyber-bullying and stalking; computer hacking; system intrusions; denial of services; and even espionage and terrorism.
Information security is at once a new area of law, an area of practice, and an industry focus. As with new areas of the law in the past, attorneys practicing cybersecurity law are those who have experience in allied areas of law, who have practices touching on a number of traditional practice areas, and who have IT and infosec technical expertise. The mix of technical and legal issues, the need to work with multi-disciplinary teams, and the novelty of the field challenge information security lawyers, but make for a fascinating area of the law.