December 16, 2016
Sean McKessy in The Mercury News, 12/16/16.
Q: Tech firms maintain a lot of secrecy around their work – does that affect people’s willingness to blow the whistle to the SEC?
[McKessy]: There can be certain aspects of trade secrets at a tech company, that if the secret sauce is revealed, the value of the company disappears. It does create an environment where hush-hush is the order of the day because of the potential of literally exploding the company. There are more headwinds against whistleblowers when that’s the culture.
“Sean McKessy: former chief, SEC Office of the Whistleblower.”