Cybersecurity whistleblowers: Get ready for more
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.