THE SECRET TO GETTING HIRED AT UBER
The secret to getting hired at Uber? Hack a car. After all, as far as resumes go, having the line “wirelessly jacked a Jeep from 10 miles away” will certainly get you noticed, and that’s exactly what Charlie Miller, a now former security engineer at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, the ex-director of vehicle safety research at the cybersecurity firm IOActive, did last month.
The two have left their respective positions at their previous companies for Uber, which announced that they’d hired the two master hackers on Friday to help the transportation giant “[build] out a world-class safety and security program.” Because seriously, who better to defend your cars than the guys who know how to get into them from just about anywhere?