Encryption Expert Witnesses

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What is an encryption expert witness?

Encryption expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree, and extensive experience and knowledge in computer security, cyber security, cryptography, encryption techniques, digital forensics, and/or information security. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert testimony experience. In addition, clients often seek an encryption expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

What types of cases require an encryption expert witness?

Encryption, a sub category of cryptography, refers to the use of codes and ciphers to protect messages and data for security and confidentiality purposes. Encryption protects digital information, such as stored on smartphones, laptops, and other devices. Encryption is an important security tool, and we rely on encryption to divert threats, including criminals and foreign intelligence agencies.

Encryption matters that require technical expertise typically involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement or trade secret misappropriation. An expert in encryption techniques could be called upon to assist in a criminal case, for example a computer forensic investigation.

What litigation support work might an encryption expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by an encryption expert witness could include research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and expert witness testimony at deposition and at trial. While many experts have expertise in encryption, a testifying expert carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby a jury can understand the litigation matters and electronic evidence.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an encryption expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Encryption experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Encryption landscape.