Mike Lynn: Whistleblower

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Mike Lynn was a professional and as a professional it is sometimes your duty to speak out for the right moral reasons. He decided to be a whistleblower because he thought the information that he is hiding needs to be told to other people. He may have cost his company a lot of money or even have exposed them to legal matters but in the end he did the most responsible thing a man could’ve done in his position. It’s wrong for a company to hide its flaws. Even though a lawsuit was filed against him, he didn’t regret the decision of being a whistleblower. There is a responsibility for each person to think of society instead of only thinking about his business or company and Mike Lynn did exactly that. The company wanted him to be a controlled puppet …show more content…
Cisco and ISS also had a responsibility to protect their own data and also the data of their clients to whom they provided cyber security. In future maybe the company would’ve changed its way without being exposed to lawsuits and hackers. Mike Lynn left them in a really bad situation as they had to change or modify their systems to avoid problems that were created by the leakage of company information. Mike Lynn may have done the right thing but it was still illegal and harmful to the company. It’s extremely illogical for a company to reveal its own secrets and flaws at a conference where they know it can hurt them very badly. Cisco’s internet systems were also protecting their client’s data which might have been compromised due to this leakage. Cisco had to calculate the risk of exposing that information and it just wasn’t in favour of the company in any way and that’s what businesses are about. Cisco and ISS were right because they didn’t want their organizations to be compromised or to become liable to legal action against them. They both suffered or may have even lost some valuable information to their competitors. Mike Lynn as an employee also had a responsibility to do what the employer told him to do but instead he revealed sensitive information that could’ve …show more content…
Cisco Systems were trying to safeguard the interests of their clients but they were not able to find the right way to assess a solution in their system which will provide better security of the data of their clients. Cisco and ISS also needed to be a little more cooperative in solving the problem rather than throwing a blanket over it so that their business is not affected. Cisco and ISS could’ve assured Mike Lynn that this problem was going to be looked upon but instead they gave him a different topic to talk about which resulted in resignation of Mike Lynn. The internet routers were also at constant risk of getting hacked into since they weren’t completely protected by Cisco. Cyber security is a very sensitive matter as internet is supposed to be a place where your data could stay private but lately it hasn’t been the case. The problem could’ve been addressed by insurance from both parties that they won’t take a rash action without consulting each other first. Mike Lynn got frustrated after he was forced to stay quiet over a matter which he thought was necessary for others to know but also it wasn’t good for Cisco’s business. There needs to be an understanding between the employer and the employee which wasn’t present in this case causing a near disaster situation. Mike Lynn could also have been more patient and waited a bit more

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