Uber set to increase security staff to 100 people

Firm reported to be adding 25 people to boost defences against data breaches, hackers

The Uber application runs on an iPhone during an Uber ride in Washington, DC. The company is beefing up it security staff to help guard against data breaches and attacks by hackers.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Uber application runs on an iPhone during an Uber ride in Washington, DC. The company is beefing up it security staff to help guard against data breaches and attacks by hackers. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

 

The popular ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies, is set to boost its security team as it tries to strengthen its defences against data breaches and hackers.

According to a report in the Financial Times, the company will bring its security team to more than 100 employees by the end of the year.

The company, which was recently valued at $50 billion, would hire around 25 additional employees.

Uber could not immediately be reached for comment.

Reuters