D&O insurance not yet a priority despite criminal trial of Uber’s former CISO

Posted: Thu, 09/22/2022 - 6:23am

The trial of former Uber CISO Joe Sullivan marks the first time a cybersecurity chief has faced potential criminal liability. Sullivan is charged with trying to conceal from federal investigators the details of a 2016 hack at Uber that exposed the email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million drivers and passengers. The two charges against Sullivan, obstruction of justice and failure to report a crime, carry potential jail time of five and three years, respectively, in a watershed case that has drawn the attention of security professionals.

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