Developments at Justice: The Deputy Attorney General Talks Cybersecurity and the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team Gets its First Director

February 28, 2022

February 17, 2022 was a busy day for the Department of Justice and its growing cyber portfolio.

First, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco delivered remarks at the Annual Munich Cyber Security Conference, stressing the Department’s efforts to confront cyber criminals and its increasing focus on disruption and prevention, even if doing so would limit criminal prosecutions.  Additionally, the Department announced the appointment of the first Director of the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, which was established to address criminal misuse of cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Both developments reflect the Justice Department’s continuing efforts to adopt to the tactics used by cyber criminals and to confront the cyber-related threats faced by governments and businesses around the globe.

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