Uber on Thursday announced that it had hired Joe Sullivan as its first chief security officer.
Sullivan joins Uber from Facebook, where he worked at the social network's Chief Security Officer for more than five years. On a blog post announcing the new hire, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said Sullivan will join the transportation startup toward the end of April.
Before Facebook, Sullivan spent almost seven years at PayPal and eBay. He also worked for the Department of Justice for eight years prosecuting cybercrime.
In his own statement, Sullivan wrote that he firmly believes that "building world-class safety and security are critical" to furthering Uber's mission of "revolutionizing transportation." Read more...More about Facebook, Security, Uber, Startups, and Tech