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August 1, 2019

Posted  August 1, 2019

The United States and 15 states have settled with Cisco Systems, Inc. for $8.6 million in the first cybersecurity whistleblower case ever successfully brought under the False Claims Act.  Cisco was accused of selling a video surveillance software to the U.S. government and state purchasers – including the military, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the Secret Service — that could be easily exploited by hackers, and doing nothing to resolve or report the issue for years after the vulnerability was identified.  AG NY; AG VA

Tagged in: Cybersecurity and Data Breaches, FCA Federal, FCA State, Whistleblower Case,