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Don’t take an Uber to the Big House

In a groundbreaking development, the ex-security chief of Uber has been convicted for his failure to disclose a significant data breach that occurred at the well-known ridesharing company. This marks a historic moment as it is believed to be the first instance of a corporate executive being charged in connection with a cyberattack.

A jury has unanimously found Joe Sullivan, the former head of security at Uber, guilty on two counts pertaining to the concealment of a customer data breach that took place in 2016. This verdict has the potential to reshape how businesses handle and respond to cyber incidents in the future.

Sullivan’s conviction includes charges of impeding an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) into Uber’s actions and deliberately withholding information about a serious crime from the authorities. If sentenced, he could face a maximum prison term of up to 8 years.

These charges stem from a 2016 security breach that targeted Uber’s systems, compromising the personal data of over 57 million riders and drivers.

Don’t want to be that on that ride?

Contact us today to find out how Randronics DPM enables you to encrypt all of your databases, files servers, app servers, laptops.

Letter from the CEO

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Thank you for visiting the Randtronics website.

We make enterprise encryption easy.

Smart businesses already know that only encryption can reduce the attack surface and stop the hackers from stealing their sensitive data. A company that only uses encryption is more secure than a company with all other cyber security measures. Privacy standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR are all mandating in law the protection of the citizen’s personal data. Fines for breaches are huge. You won’t get fined if your firewall is hacked. You won’t get fined if you suffer a virus or ransomware attack. You WILL get fined if you lose ANY personal data pertaining to ANY citizen. The lowest common denominator is the DATA. Data that is “Encrypted” is out of the scope of the Law.

Whilst all understand the need to protect sensitive data holistically (such as NIST Cyber Security Framework or 12 prescriptive PCI DSS guidelines) their cyber security priorities are misguided to say easy aspects and not addressing “what happens” when these fail? Encryption of data is the only direct protection measure that renders data unreadable compared to upgrading firewalls or virus and malware, IPS, log monitoring, etc. I am saying you need all methods but unless you have implemented enterprise grade encryption you are still unprotected like driving a car without “seatbelts”. “Enterprise grade encryption” as a cyber measure is the “seat belt” that saves lives in car accidents. Industry experts predict a relentless continuation of data breaches this year and penetration testing have proven perimeter defense is easily penetrable.

Randtronics has taken the challenge to make encryption easy and is innovating in many areas. We have already reduced deployment effort to days, use familiar standard components so that less skilled people can deploy and maintain systems.
I welcome discussions via email or phone as through your feedback we will be challenged to continue to innovate to the point where businesses and users do not need to be intimidated when using encryption as the worlds most powerful tool to protect their sensitive data.

Experts predict data breaches will continue at relentless pace, let Randtronics secure your business with “Enterprise grade ubiquitous encryption technology”. Time is of the essence. Why not be pro-active? I invite you to let Randtronics and its global distributors and resellers assess and assist your business directly.

Yours sincerely,
Bob K Adhar, BE, MBA, CISSP
Founder and CEO