New Uber Security

    UBERUber has posted a post on hiring a new Chief Security Officer (CSO).

    Joe Sullivan (Joe Sullivan) before this 5 years worked in a similar role on Facebook. Even earlier, almost 7 years in eBay and PayPal, as well as about 8 years in the Department of Justice. During his career, Sullivan has been involved in the investigation of a number of high-profile cybercrimes. In 2002, brought to account Cisco Systems accountants illegally giving themselves nearly $ 8 million in Cisco shares.

    While working on eBay, between 2002 and 2006, Joe was the owner of a record track record of catching the "bad guys."

    Travis Kalanik:

    With Uber, about a million trips a day are made in 300 cities in 56 countries. In this connection, the scale and complexity of our work has significantly increased. Permanently growing infrastructure, in which significant investments were made, requires enhanced security measures. An important part of these efforts was a thorough approach to selecting a strong leadership team. We searched for the person we need to control the global aspects of security, understanding the uniqueness of our brainchild.

    Seeing the Uber logo on their phone, many will think of us as a simple application. But in many ways, we have become an important part of urban infrastructure. We are simultaneously in cyberspace and on city streets; we are the bridge between bits and atoms. Despite the milestones reached of tens of millions of trips per week, we still set ourselves the daunting tasks of improving the world, and this is completely true when it comes to data security and security in general.

    In search of a better candidate for this post, we could not find anyone better than Joe Sullivan, who will join the team at the end of April. We look forward to working together to make Uber even better.

    Joe Sullivan:

    I am delighted with the Uber mission in this transport revolution, and as Travis and the rest of the team, I firmly believe that top-class security is critical to this mission. I managed to work in two amazing companies at the time of their lightning-fast growth - eBay and Facebook. I look forward to applying my best practical skills so that Uber can bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds as easily as possible. Today, the company already has an excellent foundation for this, and my goal is to develop and improve it to make Uber even more powerful.

    Leaving Facebook was not an easy decision, but I could not miss such a chance. To participate in the construction of a young and growing company is worth a lot. Where else in Silicon Valley could I get the opportunity to apply such specific skills to create a product that directly affects society every day, in many cities around the world?

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