Alex Stamos leaves Yahoo! Joins Facebook as Chief Security Officer

Alex Stamos, new CSO at Facebook.

Alex Stamos, new CSO at Facebook.

A little over a year ago, Alex Stamos joined Yahoo! as the the Chief Information Security Officer; earlier, Stamos worked at the Secure project.

The big news, is that Alex Stamos is joining Facebook, as their Chief Security Officer, starting on Monday.

As far as we know, Alex Stamos is not related to popular actor and Greek heart-throb, John Stamos.

According to an announcement on his personal Facebook page (what else!) :

“I am very happy to announce that I will be joining Facebook as their Chief Security Officer next Monday.

The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world and giving individuals access to personal, educational and economic opportunities that are unprecedented in human history. These benefits are not without risk, and it is the responsibility of our industry to build the safest, most trustworthy products possible.

This is why I am joining Facebook. There is no company in the world that is better positioned to tackle the challenges faced not only by today’s Internet users but for the remaining 2/3rds of humanity we have yet to connect. The Facebook security team has demonstrated a history of innovation as well as a unique willingness to share those innovations with the world, and we will build upon that history in the years to come.

I had a wonderful time at Yahoo and learned that the Yahoo Paranoids truly live up to their legend. Their commitment, brilliance, drive and pioneering spirit made it a pleasure to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Careers are long, and I hope our paths will cross often in the future. I wish all my friends at Yahoo the very best.”

Congratulations to Alex Stamos for this great career change!

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