The Justice Department‘s criminal division will soon have a dedicated cybersecurity group that will give legal guidance on electronic surveillance cases and collaborate with U.S. lawmakers on cyber legislation, The Hill reported Thursday.
Cory Bennett writes that Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said the cyber unit will work with both industry and government to address cybersecurity and privacy concerns.
“Given the growing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, as well as the intricate rubric of laws and investigatory tools needed to thwart the attacks, the cybersecurity unit will play an important role in this field,” Caldwell told her audience during a recent event at Georgetown University.
She added that the new cybersecurity unit aims to use law enforcement tools to capture and prosecute cyber criminals while ensuring the privacy of the general public.
The group will be part of the DOJ criminal division’s computer crime and intellectual property section, the report said.