The Justice Department‘sÂ criminal division will soon haveÂ a dedicated cybersecurity groupÂ that will give legal guidance onÂ electronic surveillance cases and collaborateÂ with U.S. lawmakersÂ on cyber legislation, The Hill reported Thursday.
Cory Bennett writesÂ thatÂ Assistant Attorney General Leslie CaldwellÂ saidÂ the cyber unit will work with both industry and government to address cybersecurity and privacy concerns.
“Given the growing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, as well as the intricate rubric of laws and investigatory tools needed to thwart the attacks, the cybersecurity unit will play an important role in this field,”Â CaldwellÂ told her audience during a recent event atÂ Georgetown University.
SheÂ addedÂ that the new cybersecurity unit aims to use law enforcement tools to capture and prosecute cyber criminals while ensuring the privacy of the general public.
The group will be part of the DOJ criminal division’s computer crime and intellectual property section, the report said.