Contact UsMillions of individuals and businesses are affected by cybercrime each year, and the number of incidents is on the rise. For companies and government agencies to effectively protect the confidential personal and business information they possess, their employees must alert them to lax cybersecurity standards and cyber vulnerabilities.
Unfortunately, retaliation against employees who blow the whistle on cybersecurity problems is all too common. However, there are state and federal laws that provide legal protections and financial incentives for cybersecurity whistleblowers. The Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protections manual provides a description of the major legal claims and federal whistleblower rewards programs that may be available to you. It also offers specific suggestions to help you blow the whistle in a manner that best protects you. Download a free copy of the Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protections manual to get the following information:
Current Protections for Cybersecurity Whistleblowers
A. Federal Statutes Providing Protections to Cybersecurity Whistleblowers
1. Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Protections
2. Protections for Employees of Banks and Other Depository Institutions
3. False Claims Act Protections
4. Protections for Nuclear Whistleblowers
5. Protections for Federal Government Employees
B. State Laws Prohibiting Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy
1. Federal Law Bases for Public Policy
2. State Law Bases for Public Policy
Rewards for Cybersecurity Whistleblowers
A. SEC Whistleblower Program
B. CFTC Whistleblower Program
C. Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions by the SEC
D. Qui Tam Lawsuits under the False Claims Act
Things to Think About Before You Blow the Whistle
A. Report a Violation of Law, Not Simply Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
B. Report in Writing to Someone Who Can Address the Problem
C. Be Careful About Taking Documents
D. Seek Legal Representation
E. If Terminated, Diligently Look For New Work
If you believe you have information about cybersecurity violations – or you have provided such information and were retaliated against as a result – contact the nationally recognized whistleblower attorneys at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. Your communications with us are confidential and without charge or further obligation.
To learn more about Cybersecurity Whistleblowers Protections and Katz, Marshall & Banks, view the following:
- Cybersecurity Whistleblower Practice
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