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Effective Incident Response Team, The by Brian Moeller, Julie Lucas

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Working with the Legal Community

The Need for Legal Assistance

Law enforcement assistance may be required by the team if the organization decides to prosecute someone for committing a computer crime. When this occurs, issues such as evidence collection and preservation, the definition of a computer crime and interpretation of damage levels established in some laws, the ability to obtain a warrant to monitor activity, and much more will require the assistance of law enforcement.

More often than not, organizations choose to not report the suspected crime or incident, but rather deal with the issues that result directly from it. Even if the intent is to not prosecute, legal issues must be taken into consideration well ahead of time with respect ...

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