The man hounded by Cisco for revealing a security hole in its router software has found a new job after being forced to quit his previous job with Internet Security Systems.
Michael Lynn has landed a job with networking vendor Juniper, although the company is keeping tight-lipped about it, refusing to provide any details about his hiring.
Lynn was forced to quit his job in order to give a presentation at a conference in July and was quickly sued by both ISS and Cisco. The lawsuit was dropped after Lynn agreed not to discuss the contents of his presentation.
The security researcher said he gave the controversial talk in order to draw attention to a critical issue in the security of the Internet: security vulnerabilities in the software that powers routers.
"I think I did the right thing," Lynn said after settling the lawsuit. "It was pretty scary, but the real important message was [that] there was a potential or serious problem coming in the future. It wasn't too late to fix it, but you had to take it seriously."
He may have achieved that goal. Earlier this week, Cisco patched a second flaw in the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) that powers its routers, saying it was related to the research Lynn had done.
A Cisco spokesman declined to comment on Lynn's new job.
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