Black Chambers

PREVENTATIVE, REACTIVE, most importantly PRIVATE.

The privacy and protection of our clients is our chief concern, which is why we work from the outset to reduce exposure to risk. With this in mind, we structure our engagements with and through our affiliated law firm, Blackstone Law Group, so as to minimize the risk that the information derived from analyses, or communications generated during the course of an investigation, will be discoverable by litigants or regulators. Adding value to this arrangement is the litigation and litigation-avoidance experience of the attorneys with which we work at Blackstone Law Group.

In short, privilege protects both our clients’ input and the Black Chambers’ output. 

All of our services and engagements are structured in a legally privileged context for a single, predictable fee, and can be invoiced discreetly.

The platitude that 'no good deed goes unpunished' holds true in the information security context: Traditional cybersecurity firms can often do more harm to an organization than good by documenting deficiencies without contemplating future risk. This is especially true for organizations facing regulatory scrutiny or potential litigation.

Progressive organizations require information security professionals who have a richer understanding of the implications of their actions — professionals who can not only secure a system or network in the short term, but who can also mitigate long-term risk.

At Black Chambers, we believe information security performed properly requires a multi-disciplinary approach, which is why our services combine the full arsenal of traditional information security practices with the forward-looking legal acumen of our affiliate law firm, Blackstone Law Group.

By structuring our services with and through the Blackstone Law Group, there are several layers of added value for our clients:

  • Enhanced privacy and risk mitigation via legal professional privilege, reducing legal and regulatory exposure
  • Trust and candor increased between all parties
  • Efficiencies and cost reduction

Black Chambers is the only information security firm where lawyers and information security professionals work — by design — hand-in-hand on a daily basis, with both sets of professionals having deep knowledge and history with the information security community.

Our professionals have several decades of experience with information security and computer forensics, including investigations, offensive and defensive tactics, LAN/WAN architecture, voice and data communications, and due diligence and vetting of commercial solutions. We have consulted for many Fortune and Global 500 companies, pioneering technologies such as micro-payment systems, network storage, secure commercial video and audio broadcast, and network security tools.

But our people are more than just technical. We have experience working in the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. We have several lawyers amongst our founders, who have, in turn, worked as in-house counsel and at the C-level for some of the world’s largest companies and law firms.

It is important to note that we are not comprised of lawyers who became interested in information security in recent years; but rather, we have on board information security professionals who became lawyers.

We are regularly consulted by the media, and state and federal agencies, to opine on matters both legal and technical, and our published writings range from scholarly works, to bar journals, to op-editorials featured on The Intercept.

Our multi-disciplinary approach is unmistakable and is unique amongst our peers.