Not so strange
Posted Jul 29, 2005 14:32 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Cisco Files Suit to Gag Researcher, Security Conference (eWeek)
Parent article: Cisco Files Suit to Gag Researcher, Security Conference (eWeek)
In fact, it might be more strange to see Cisco asking for it, if you see the issue from a cynical and rather twisted point of view.
I think that taking the issues to the courts gives the issue much more publicity than just letting the conference go ahead. And publicity about insecurities in IOS is the last thing that Cisco should want. However, for ISS it is free advertising: "Look how good we are, first we discover the issue and then we protect the guys suffering from it, even if it means going after our own employee."
Again, cynical and twisted but possible.
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