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Cybersecurity whistleblowers: Get ready for more

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 19, 2016.

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    It is not a public problem yet. But according to multiple experts, it will be.

    “It” is the cybersecurity whistleblower – an employee who sees a flaw, or flaws, in his or her company’s network security, brings the problem to management but gets ignored or punished – marginalized, harassed, demoted or even fired.

    And then the worker either goes public or files a complaint with a federal regulatory agency like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    Such a scenario is unlikely to end well – almost certainly for the company (if the complaint is credible) and perhaps even for the whistleblower, notwithstanding laws meant to protect them.

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