Politico: Uber breach mimics recent incidents in some ways

November 22, 2017 — Uber breach mimics recent incidents in some ways

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData Security, comments on how the Uber breach mimics recent incidents in some ways.

It could take stiffer penalties for companies to avoid leaving data vulnerable, multiple firms said. Ken Spinner, vice president of field engineering at Varonis, blamed the relatively small size of government financial penalties company can face in the United States versus what they will face in Europe when a new data protection regulation goes into place. “The Uber hack is just the latest example of a widespread culture of lackadaisical cyber practices and a lack of executive accountability — this mischaracterizes corporate risk and cripples cybersecurity efforts,” said Amit Yoran, CEO and chairman of Tenable. “Executives and organizations must be held accountable for both exercising a reasonable standard of care to protect their systems and their data and for discovering and disclosing breaches in a timely manner.” Ryan Wilk, vice president of customer success at NuData Security, owned by MasterCard, still said “It is refreshing to see a company taking such quick and decisive action to earn back the consumers’ trust.”

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