GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)

What is GLEG?

The GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG) certification validates a practitioner’s knowledge of the law regarding electronically stored and transmitted records. GLEG certification holders have demonstrated knowledge of the law of fraud, crime, policy, contracts, liability, IT security, and active defense.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for:

  • Investigators
  • Security and IT professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Auditors
  • Accountants
  • Technology managers
  • Vendors
  • Compliance officers
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Privacy officers
  • Penetration testers
  • Cyber incident and emergency responders

Learning Objectives

The topic areas for each exam part follow:

  • Business Policies and Compliance: will be demonstrate familiarity with common regulatory compliance mandates, as well as developing IT security policies with defensibility in mind, and understanding the risks and legal impacts current and emerging technologies pose to information assets.
  • Contracts and Third Party Agreements: will demonstrate an understanding of how to protect an organization’s information assets in all third party contracts and agreements, including terms of service, working with independent contractors, affiliates and data sharing, business services, online/web agreements and electronic signatures.
  • Data Retention and E-Discovery: demonstrate understanding of E-Discovery and Record Retention laws and regulations, familiarity with high profile cases, and organizational controls used to comply with retention requirements.
  • Fraud and Misuse: will demonstrate an understanding of fraud and cyber crime laws, familiarity with high profile cases, and developing reports in response to cyber crime, forensics, incident response, and other types of investigations.
  • Intellectual Property: will demonstrate an understanding of the different types of Intellectual Property (IP), legal protections available, and risks to an organization’s IP.
  • Privacy and PII: will demonstrate an understanding of Privacy laws and regulations, familiarity with high profile cases, liability issues, and responding to privacy breaches.

Benefits of GLEG:

  • Business Policies and Compliance, Contracts and Third Party Agreements
  • Data Retention and E-Discovery, Fraud and Misuse
  • Intellectual Property, Privacy and PII

Exam Format

  • 1 proctored exam
  • 75 questions
  • Time limit of 2 hours
  • Minimum Passing Score of 70.7%

Note: GIAC reserves the right to change the specifications for each certification without notice. Based on a scientific passing point study, the passing point for the GLEG exam has been determined to be 70.7% for all candidates receiving access to their certification attempts on or after October 7th, 2010. To verify the format and passing point of your specific certification attempt, read the Certification Information found in your account at

General Information

  • Training is available in a variety of modalities including live conference training, online, and self study.
  • Practical work experience can help ensure that you have mastered the skills necessary for certification
  • College level courses or study through another program may meet the needs for mastery.

The procedure to contest exam results can be found at

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