"Cisco 'Cover Up' Ignites Black Hat Controversy"

“A deal between Cisco and Internet Security Systems to pull a talk about Cisco vulnerabilities at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas Wednesday has attendees crying cover up and led to the resignation of a prominent researcher. […] At this year’s event, Michael Lynn, a member of ISS’ X-Force R&D team, gave a talk Wednesday on vulnerabilities in Cisco’s IOS, but he did so only after resigning from ISS, according to a company spokesperson. […]

Cisco and ISS plan to research the vulnerabilities further and disclose them in the proper forum at a later date, [an ISS] spokesperson said.”

CRN via /.

Cisco’s now trying to silence the guy using legal actions.