The Case for Improving Incident Response

Nathan Kitchens of US Attorney's Office on How to Minimize Cybercrime Damage

As an assistant U.S. attorney in northern Georgia, Nathan Kitchens has seen scores of cybercrime cases - especially ransomware attacks and business email compromises. And he has two words of advice to potential victims: Be prepared.

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In a video interview at the 2017 Atlanta Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Kitchens discusses:

  • The types of cybercrime cases he typically sees;
  • Where incident response plans often go awry:
  • How businesses can improve relationships with law enforcement.

Kitchens serves as an assistant United States attorney in the computer hacking and intellectual property unit at the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. In this position, he prosecutes cybercrime offenses with a focus on data breaches and cyber threats that may have national security implications, as well as a variety of federal white collar offenses, including violations of banking, securities and healthcare laws. Kitchens also serves as a professional responsibility officer in the office. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2012, he was a litigation associate at the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, and clerked for Judge Frank Mays Hull of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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