Cyber Security Expert Witnesses
Cyber security expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in computer science, information security, electrical engineering, information technology, and/or computer forensics. Digital evidence has become ubiquitous in the context of a modern legal action. This electronic evidence, consisting of any stored or transmitted information that may be relied upon in court, often requires litigants to depend upon cyber security expertise to determine its authenticity and use. Representative cyber security matters that have required expert witness services have involved:
- cyber security software patent infringement, involving computer security technologies,
- a digital forensics case in New York involving contractual disputes,
- a healthcare data breach, whereby confidential information was released to an untrusted environment due to a lapse in data security,
- blockchain cryptography encryption keys,
- a security incident linked to ransomware,
- identity theft cybercrime risk assessment,
- information systems trade secrets,
- telecommunications computer system cyber attack,
- intellectual property theft by an employee who compromised computer security information,
- cryptocurrency unauthorized transactions, and
- a class action suit surrounding operating system security assessment.
What are the qualifications to be a cyber security expert witness?
In addition to technical expertise, a cyber security expert witness must also possess the ability to explain the evidence to lay people, as well as withstand the scrutiny of a cross examination. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, law firms may request a security professional with prior expert witness testimony experience. Expert witnesses typically are current on industry happenings and technology trends, and are often members of an industry organization such as the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CAN), The Internet Security Alliance (ISA), or the National Technology Security Association (NTSA).
Litigation support by a cyber security expert witness can include a review of the underlying technology, expert report preparation, and expert testimony in the courtroom. A law firm may request a computer scientist or IT security professional for pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support cyber security matters.
Cyber Security Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Cyber Security experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Cyber Security landscape.