Uber to Strengthen Data Security

Uber to Strengthen Data Security

Uber has announced it is expanding its security team amid worries over data security. The ride sharing service hopes to defend against hackers as well as protect its offices and employees from physical attack.

According to a report, Uber’s security team will grow from 25 to 100 by the end of the year.

The company faces a number of challengers across the globe, from taxi cab companies to city governments. Last week, police raided the Hong Kong office and arrested five drivers accused of driving without the required permits and insurance.

 "Every company is a data company now, no one can be unsophisticated. The challenge is half the company needs access to customer data some of the time — it is not just customer support, it is marketing, engineers as they iterate, communications when they need to figure out what happened in an incident," said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer for Uber.

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Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.

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