" In short: he was just doing his job. "
He was no longer under the particular contract that gave him
administrative access to the SSD division machines so he was not in
fact "doing his job". He was, according to his own admission, trying
to further his soon to be over unrelated contract by demonstrating lax
security in the SSD division. Were your pool cleaner to compromise
the security of your house without permission and take a few things
with only the intent of demonstrating your home's lack of security
and to try to sell you his security consulting services, I think you
would consider those actions both unethical and illegal and not
in any way shape or form connected to his current contract with you
to clean your pool. Wake up and stop propogating the misconception
that Randal was indicted for "doing his job". If it were his job he
would not have been repeatedly warned by superiors to stop doing it!
And as for Randal's further self-defensive suggestion below that he
was only helping out the cause, that seems questionable given his own
admission as having done it to further his own contract. He may
say "we didn't care "who's job is it"", but the evidence indicates he
did care whose job it was, and that he wanted it to be his. Stop
the silly white knight stuff.