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Joe Sullivan on his legal battle with the feds; the latest on Russian influence operations

When Joe Sullivan, the former chief security officer at Uber, was convicted in 2022 on charges linked to a 2016 breach at Uber, it sent shockwaves through the security community. If Sullivan — a veteran and highly respected security executive — could be prosecuted for his handling of a breach, many security professionals wondered whether they were next. On this episode of Safe Mode, Sullivan sits down with host Elias Groll to discuss his prosecution, details regarding the breach that led to his legal troubles and what other executives can learn from it. CyberScoop reporter Derek Johnson also joins the show to discuss how Russian information operations are evolving.


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