POTUS taps Uber chief security officer to be a part of a cyber security commission

 POTUS taps Uber chief security officer to be a part of a cyber security commission

In looking to leverage that wealth of knowledge of and experience with cyber security attacks, President Barack Obama appointed a number of former and current tech executives to a 12-person Commission on Enhancing National Security.

Among those pulled from the tech world, including former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, is Uber’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Sullivan, who joined Uber in 2015, handled security at Facebook prior to that for five years and at eBay before that.

From the outside, it’s tough to say what Sullivan has done in his time at Uber because much of his job goes on behind the scenes. The most recent forward-facing project that would have fallen under Sullivan’s purview is the bug bounty for which Uber would reward $10,000 to the hacker who could find a bug in the app.