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What is an information security expert witness?

Information security expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and expertise in computer science, information security, cyber security, and/or computer forensics. An information security expert witness should also feel confident explaining digital evidence and technology to a jury. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an information security professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.

What types of cases require an information security expert witness?

Information security is the practice of preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of physical or electronic information. Information security programs are commonly built around CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability).

A computer forensics expert can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement, theft, or cybercrime.

Information security expert witness case examples

Representative information security matters that have required expert witness services involve legal issues pertaining to:

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

Litigation support by an information security expert witness can include review of underlying technology, digital forensic investigations, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and testimony at deposition and at trial. Attorney clients may also utilize a computer security or cybersecurity expert for pre-litigation security consulting work.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an information security 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 Information Security experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Information Security landscape.