Incident Response and the Attorney Client Privilege

Oh no, you’ve suffered a computer security incident. The DFIR team you hired wrote up a great report detailing exactly what happened and making suggestions for how to fix some of these issues. But now you’re being sued, and opposing counsel requests that report!

Many times, companies will seek to protect investigations under the cover of attorney-client privilege. But what is that, when and how does the privilege attach, and how helpful is it most of the time? What should your goal be, and just what are best practices for working with attorneys?

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