At Disrupt SF 2018, Fb’s soon-to-be-former chief safety officer Alex Stamos will be part of us to speak about his tenure within the prime safety position for the world’s largest social community, the way it feels to have weathered a number of 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 Fb on August 17, Stamos will transition to an educational position at Stanford, beginning this September. Since March, Stamos has centered on election safety at Fb as the corporate tries to rid its huge 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 stated of the corporate he’s leaving.
At Stanford, Stamos will tackle a full-time position as an adjunct professor with the college’s Freeman Spogli Institute for Worldwide Research and plans to conduct analysis, as effectively. 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 learn how to defend towards them. With the category, open to non-computer science majors, Stamos seeks to reveal a broader swath of scholars to the intricacies of cybersecurity.
Previous to his time at Fb, Stamos served because the chief data safety officer at Yahoo . Stamos left in 2015 for his new safety position at Fb, reportedly over clashes on the beleaguered firm over cybersecurity assets and the implementation of measures like end-to-end encryption. In each roles, Stamos navigated the uneven waters of high-profile privateness scandals whereas attempting to chart a safer path ahead.