A New Tool to Combat Cybersecurity Breaches: DOJ Opens Door for Whistleblowers to Report Cyber-Fraud on Federal Contractors

Authors: Mark Blando & Robby Dube[1] On October 6, 2021, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the Department of Justice’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative.[2] The Cyber-Fraud Initiative will utilize the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. (“FCA”) to “combat new and emergency cyber threats to the security of sensitive information and critical systems.”[3] […]