Breach, Data Security, Network Security, Security Strategy, Plan, Budget

Uber reportedly to quadruple its security team by year’s end

Uber is planning to bump its security team from 25 to more than 100 members by the end of the year, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Joe Sullivan, the company's chief security officer, told the Financial Times that his team is looking to use technology to improve cybersecurity, physical security, trust and safety, and to investigate driver incidents. Sullivan was quoted as saying that because half of Uber employees need access to customer data at certain points, the company has implemented random auditing that monitors data access for suspicious activity.

“We are scaling teams – including the security team – across the company to match our growth, not in reaction to any events,” an Uber spokesperson told in a Tuesday email correspondence.

In February, Uber announced that a breach compromised the information of 50,000 current and former drivers.

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