Written by Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team
Kim Peretti, co-chair of the firm’s Security Incident Management & Response Team and former senior litigator for DOJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, was interviewed in a Q&A session with FierceGovernmentIT titled “China Cyber Espionage Charges Provide ‘Missing Part of the Puzzle.’”
Peretti discussed the significance of the indictment against the individuals in China’s People’s Liberation Army for stealing trade secrets from American companies, and touched on the fact that the United States has shown its ability to form a case against state-sponsored acts of cybercrime through this indictment.
“From my experience in the Justice Department in bringing sort of benchmark investigations or prosecutions, the first time is often the hardest—working through any number of hurdles and gathering the evidence,” Peretti said. “I would hope that we might see more indictments modeled after this one if the evidence develops, since now we have a first of its kind that’s been brought.”
To read the complete Q&A session, please click here.