Cybersecurity Unit

In December 2014, the Criminal Division created the Cybersecurity Unit within the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section to serve as a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance regarding how the criminal electronic surveillance and computer fraud and abuse statutes impact cybersecurity. Among the unit's goals is to ensure that law enforcement authorities are used effectively to bring perpetrators to justice while also protecting the privacy of every day Americans. In pursuing that goal, the unit is helping to shape cyber security legislation to protect our nation's computer networks and individual victims from cyber attacks. The unit also engages in extensive outreach to the private sector to promote lawful cybersecurity practices. The Cybersecurity Unit is led by Leonard Bailey, Special Counsel for National Security at CCIPS.

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