Litigation Support

HALOCK supports counsel to demonstrate whether reasonable controls were in place at the time of a breach.

Reasonable Security Regulatory

Example Engagement Litigation for a Class Action Plaintiff

A complex, multi-party lawsuit required security expertise to determine whether a defendant had taken affirmative actions that caused harm to a third party. Using DoCRA to bridge the security community’s expectations for risk analysis with judicial definitions for “reasonable” controls and negligence, HALOCK helped plaintiffs successfully argue that the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff, and that the defendant had been negligent in that duty. HALOCK Security Labs is headquartered in the Chicago area. We partner with lawyers and attorneys to advise and support their clients on reasonable information security strategies and cyber due diligence.

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Reasonable Security is Defined

The Sedona Conference – an influential think tank that advises attorneys, regulators, and judges on challenging technical matters – released its Commentary on a Reasonable Security Test. The Commentary is the first document of its kind that provides the legal community with a clear definition of a “reasonable” security control.

HALOCK’s Chris Cronin was a co-author of Commentary on a Reasonable Security Test. To learn how to apply the test, contact us.



The HALOCK Security Briefing is a review of significant events, trends, and movements that will influence how you manage cybersecurity, risk, and compliance. Our clients receive periodic overviews with an extensive report file on the topics discussed. This insightful document also includes reference links throughout the report for easy navigation and deeper research. 


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