Critical to any counsel working to prevent a cyber attack or respond to a successful cyber intrusion is an understanding of why and how to properly utilize both attorney-client and work-product privilege. The overriding principle of using privilege is straightforward: to protect your organization’s investigation and breach response efforts from usage by third parties or regulatory agencies in litigation arising from a breach.

If you are not already thinking about cybersecurity for your company or firm, you should be. Regardless of your organization’s size or industry, cyber crime is probably the greatest threat to your bottom line today.