For those of you who don’t know, Michael Lynn gave a speech at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on July 26th that has erupted into controversy. The topic? A revelation of the vulnerabilities in the Cisco routers that are the backbone of the Internet. He had to quit his job before doing it, and ended up getting sued by Cisco and his former employer, ISS. Bruce Schneier gives good accounts of the basic story here and here.
What is fascinating is the account blogged by Michael Lynn’s attorney, Jennifer Granick. She talks about how she took the case, and what led to the settlement reached within the first 24 hours. Her last installment promises even more details to come, so stay tuned. I sure will.