In short, these are employees who often anonymously report abuse of their company or colleagues. In the context of cybersecurity, they often report inadequate cybersecurity or that the company is covering up attacks and leaks.
The main role of whistleblowers in cybersecurity is to ensure that companies comply with security regulations. Because of the insufficient protection of people’s data, the practice of punishing companies by law is becoming more and more common.
They are informants who fill gaps in the investigation, which government agencies can allow during the investigation.
In addition, companies may be tempted to cover up a situation such as a data breach in hopes of preventing damage to their reputations. However, whistleblowers ensure that affected parties are aware of events.
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