Uber fights phishing with custom email IDS platform

SC Magazine

Uber is proactively fighting phishing attacks by developing and implementing its own custom email intrusion detection systems (IDS).
The ride-sharing firm announced it is deploying its own intrusion detection solutions designed to analyze payloads in sandboxes where they can be safely checked before reaching an employee’s inbox, according to a Dec. 22 blog post.

FireMon Chief Technology Officer Paul Calatayud told SC Media that it appears Uber is building the service in a way to gain more control of its platform.

“The implications are that others will follow suit, so vendors of similar technologies need to take note of this demand and meet it with commercial offerings,” Calatayud said. “Opening up the platforms commercially could also address the needs without having to build it yourself.”