Cybersecurity is an increasingly important field of whistleblower law. In recent years, lack of awareness among top business leaders has facilitated a number of hacks and data breaches. In today’s data-driven work environment, strong cybersecurity policies and practices are essential to data security. By failing to protect even small amounts of information, organizations can violate federal law and be subjected to sanctions.
Despite the importance of online security in both the private and public sectors, many professionals are not aware of their legal rights when it comes to blowing the whistle on cybersecurity violations. Although there are currently no federal laws directly covering cybersecurity whistleblowing, cybersecurity whistleblowers often qualify for a number of federal and state statutory protections.
In the video below, Katz, Marshall and Banks partner Alexis Ronickher breaks down the laws that can protect cybersecurity whistleblowers in both the public and private sectors.
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