Cybercrime: Develop a Relationship with the FBI Before a Breach
The FBI's role in the cyber landscape is to address all forms of the persistent threat of cybercrime. Join NACD Atlanta at the Buckhead Club to explore what cybercrime and hacking looks like and how you can effectively respond when it happens. Our presenter, Chad Hunt, a supervisory special agent in the Atlanta Field Office, leads a team of agents and analysts in support of the FBI's Cyber Division mission.
NACD Atlanta welcomed the local FBI for a program on January 9, 2019. Key takeaways included:
The FBI is now more open to two-way sharing with corporations regarding cyber-attacks. Once a breach is reported, the FBI will not go to the media or regulators. Instead, the FBI will work together with the impacted company to determine the best way to share information with the media or regulators.
It is important for companies to reach out to the FBI early in the breach process. The earlier the FBI gets involved, the better the chances of solving the issue. In fact, in some cases, it is not wise to shut down the breach. Leaving it open may allow the FBI to better determine who created the problem.
Know the important and critical data in your systems. When you identify data critical to your business operations, make sure you are investing in the right level of security to mitigate any potential risk for that data.
Having the right relationship with the FBI prior to an event is critical. The person in charge of investigations for the Atlanta Field Office is Chad Hunt. His contact information is: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; cell: 404-392-1465; work: 770-216-3188. The FBI offices are located at 3000 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.