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12/11/2017
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Don't Let the Door Hit Uber's CSO on the Way Out

Uber's massive data breach of 57 million accounts and its $100,000 effort to hire hackers came under the watch of already embattled former CEO Travis Kalanick, so this was a case where there was no chief executive to can as a result of poor security and unethical handling of subsequent problems. But you'd better believe somebody was getting shown the door, so it was hardly surprising when the company announced CSO Joe Sullivan and his deputy Craig Clark were given their pink slips for their role in this developing debacle.

(Image by Gang, via Adobe Stock)

Don't Let the Door Hit Uber's CSO on the Way Out

Uber's massive data breach of 57 million accounts and its $100,000 effort to hire hackers came under the watch of already embattled former CEO Travis Kalanick, so this was a case where there was no chief executive to can as a result of poor security and unethical handling of subsequent problems. But you'd better believe somebody was getting shown the door, so it was hardly surprising when the company announced CSO Joe Sullivan and his deputy Craig Clark were given their pink slips for their role in this developing debacle.

(Image by Gang, via Adobe Stock)

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