At Disrupt SF 2018, Facebook’s soon-to-be-former chief safety officer Alex Stamos will be part of us to talk about his tenure within the high safety function for the world’s largest social community, the way it feels to have weathered among the largest safety and privateness scandals to ever hit the tech trade and securing U.S. elections within the 2018 midterms and past.
Following his final day at Facebook on August 17, Stamos will transition to an academic role at Stanford, beginning this September. Since March, Stamos has centered on election safety at Facebook as the corporate tries to rid its large platform of Russian interference and bolster it towards disinformation campaigns aiming to disrupt U.S. politics.
“It is critical that we as an industry live up to our collective responsibility to consider the impact of what we build, and I look forward to continued collaboration and partnership with the security and safety teams at Facebook,” Stamos mentioned of the corporate he’s leaving.
At Stanford, Stamos will tackle a full-time function as an adjunct professor with the college’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and plans to conduct analysis as properly. Stamos beforehand lectured a safety class at Stanford and intends to develop on that basis with a hands-on “hack lab” the place college students discover real-world hacking methods and how one can defend towards them. With the category, open to non-computer science majors, Stamos seeks to show a broader swath of scholars to the intricacies of cybersecurity.
Prior to his time at Facebook, Stamos served because the Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo . Stamos left in 2015 for his new safety function at Facebook, reportedly over clashes on the beleaguered company over cybersecurity assets and the implementation of measures like end-to-end encryption. In each roles, Stamos navigated the uneven waters of excessive profile privateness scandals whereas attempting to chart a safer path ahead.