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How Sony Worked With the FBI to Address a Targeted Attack

Published: 17 June 2014

ID: G00261241

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor


Prosecuting security attacks may not be easy, but it is possible for CISOs to help law enforcement build a criminal case. Gartner client Sony Computer Entertainment America played a central role in an FBI investigation and in the prosecution of attackers of its online gaming infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Foster Working Relations With Law Enforcement; Allow Law Enforcement to Use the Evidence Trail to Make Connections
  • Develop Skills and Knowledge That Are Useful When Law Enforcement Is Involved
  • Create Evidence Trails
  • Ensure Information to Law Enforcement Goes One Way; Avoid Becoming Agents of the Government

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