3 Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practises

By : |December 4, 2017 0

Three security managers from Uber resigned, days after the company’s new chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi disclosed a massive breach and criticized the company’s security practices.

Uber last week fired its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan over his role in the 2016 breach which compromised data belonging to 57 million customers and 600,000 drivers. The three managers who resigned were Pooja Ashok, chief of staff for Sullivan; Prithvi Rai, a senior security engineer, and the number two manager in the department; and Jeff Jones, who handled physical security. Ashok and Jones will remain at the company until January to assist in the transition.

While the three security managers have already resigned from the company, Mat Henley who is the firm’s head of Global Threat Operations has gone on a three-month leave.


An Uber spokesperson confirmed the departures to TechCrunch, saying that they had nothing to do with the company’s ongoing investigations. Earlier this week in court, Uber’s chief legal officer called out the company’s pre-Khosrowshahi security practices for gathering information on competitors. Insight into Uber’s tactics came to light during an evidentiary hearing regarding its legal battle with Alphabet’s Waymo over self-driving car technologies.

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