Networking and security firm Juniper Networks has hired high-profile security expert Michael Lynn.
A Juniper spokesman declined to provide any information about Lynn's role at the firm, citing a company policy not to disclose information on individual employees.
The security expert was planning to give a presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas in July about a vulnerability in Cisco's Internet Operating System software that could bring down a router.
After consulting with Cisco, ISS decided to pull the presentation at the last minute. The decision prompted Lynn to quit his job and proceed with his presentation as planned.
Cisco and ISS then filed a legal complaint against Lynn accusing him of illegally reverse-engineering Cisco's software.
Cisco justified the response against Lynn by claiming that the security of the internet and its clients was at risk.
The parties later settled the case, and Lynn promised that he would refrain from using any of the knowledge he had about the Cisco vulnerability.
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