Lawyer with cybersecurity expertise primed to become Dallas’ new U.S. attorney

Lawyer with cybersecurity expertise primed to become Dallas’ new U.S. attorney

Dallas’ likely new top federal prosecutor brings with her a career battling cybercrime.

That happens to be one of the fastest-growing and most damaging crimes in Texas and across the nation. Which is why those in the local criminal justice community think Erin Nealy Cox is a good pick to lead the office.

Cox, a cybersecurity expert and former federal prosecutor in Dallas, was nominated by President Donald Trump to be U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas — an area that covers 7 million people in 100 counties in northern and western Texas.

Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz recommended her, and the Senate is expected to confirm her nomination. If so, she will become North Texas’ top federal law enforcement officer. Continue reading →