Oct. 8, 2022

164: Two CISOs discuss the conviction of ex-Uber CISO, Joe Sullivan


In a shocking turn this week, Joe Sullivan, the ex-CISO of Uber, was convicted of charges related to the cover-up of a 2016 data breach.

This has sent shockwaves through the cyber security community, with many outraged that Joe was left carrying the blame and conviction for this when other executives in the company, including then CEO Travis Kalanick, had approved the approach he was taking to deal with this breach.

Others have taken the view, similar to prosecutors, that there was an attempt to "cover up" the breach from the FTC, and therefore what do you expect?

In this episode, Mike Privette, the CISO at Passport, and Ben Halpert, the CISO at Groupon, talk about what we know about the case from reports and what it might mean for the industry.