Organizations that have long ignored their deficient data security may fear cybersecurity whistleblowers, but, in fact, they should welcome them. By creating a safe culture for whistleblowers to report internally, organizations can avoid following in the footsteps of Yahoo and becoming the next victim of a high-profile and catastrophic data breach. Ignoring cybersecurity whistleblowers or, even worse, subjecting them to retaliation will not fix data security problems. Instead, it will only result in increasing an organization’s legal exposure and driving cybersecurity whistleblowers to report externally.
Real-World Cybersecurity Whistleblowers