Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma recently spoke with the Unauthorized Access Podcast on dos and don’ts of forensic investigations and reports during cyber investigations on its September 29 episode, Can Cyber Investigations Be Canned?
Shawn shared his experience with hesitancy to initially engage a forensics team, the delicate balance of working with the internal IT team during an investigation, and helping the client understand the role of a forensic investigation.
“We know something happened that got us to this point. Now we need to determine the extent of it, how was the network impacted, how was data impacted, what data was there, what happened with it, and, more importantly, if the bad guys are still in the network or not,” Shawn said during the interview. “The client now has to get comfortable with us as people. To understand that we’re there to help them, not just a tool from the insurance company to deny their claims. In that first conversation or two, is critically important to explaining how we’re on the same team.”
The Unauthorized Access Podcast is a monthly podcast hosted by Troutman Pepper attorneys Sadia Mirza and Kamran Salour that offers an insider’s look into the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. In each episode, the hosts discuss the month’s main events, ranging from breach notification legislation developments to threat actor trends and general cybersecurity news, while also spotlighting industry-expert opinions and offering actionable steps to take in response.
At Spencer Fane, Shawn helps businesses protect their information and protect themselves from their information. He represents a wide range of clients, from small to midsize companies to Fortune 100 companies, across the United States and globally in dealing with cybersecurity, data privacy, data breach and incident response, regulatory compliance, computer fraud-related legal issues, and cyber-related litigation.