Recent high profile cyberattacks and data breaches like those suffered by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Target Corporation have prompted many companies to begin reevaluating their own vulnerabilities.  Target’s 2013 data breach alone resulted in more than 80 lawsuits and investigations by state and federal agencies, including State Attorneys General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Given the heightened enforcement environment, companies assessing their data-breach response readiness should also have a basic understanding of the various tools that governmental entities can use to investigate data breaches, including the ability to access electronic company data stored by third parties.
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