Advice re network compromise and "law enforcement" (PCI certification)

Keith Stokes keiths at
Wed Jan 11 15:39:45 UTC 2017

What advice does your QSA have regarding writing the policy?

There are generic templates available to write your company security policy. That policy doesn’t necessarily constitute legal definitions or requirements for any sort of breach, which may vary by locale and provider. I’m assuming EDUs will have their own set of rules as may non-profits.

At best you will want to pass legal responsibility out of technical hands into C-Level/management hands to make decisions about whom is notified, what legal actions and third parties are called in. Your security policy can define when the buck is passed and left to a given committee.

On Jan 11, 2017, at 9:23 AM, Matt Freitag <mlfreita at<mailto:mlfreita at>> wrote:

Adding to what Rich said, it's very easy for advice on this to cross into
advice on legal matters.

It's also usually very illegal for non-attorneys or non-licensed attorneys
to offer advice on legal matters.

I recommend finding a lawyer with expertise in this area and who has
specific knowledge of your operation.

Matt Freitag
Network Engineer I
Information Technology
Michigan Technological University
(906) 487-3696 <%28906%29%20487-3696>

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at> wrote:

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 09:37:19AM -0500, David H wrote:
Anyone have pointers/advice on what you came up with for a reasonable
definition of events that warrant involving law enforcement, and then
agency/agencies would be contacted?

This question is best answered by an attorney with expertise in this area
and with specific knowledge of your operation.



Keith Stokes

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