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Meta names its first chief information security officer


Facebook parent company Meta's vice president Guy Rosen was chosen for the role of chief information security officer (CISO), making him the first to hold the title at the company.

Rosen has been at Facebook since 2013 and most recently led the company's product safety and integrity efforts, Reuters reported.

After Washington Post journalist Joseph Menn announced Rosen is taking the CISO role, he confirmed the new role with a tweet.

"I will continue to oversee and look across the breadth of safety & security risks the people who use our services, our company and industry face," Rosen said.

Unusually for tech companies of Meta's scale, the firm never had a CISO. Facebook was renamed Meta Platforms in October 2021, continuing to use the 'Facebook' name for its social media platform.

According to a memo from Meta's CEO Mark Zuckerberg seen by Reuters, he had asked Rosen to assume the job. He said the move was "another step to elevate this security work in our DNA - and strengthen our leadership and governance on security issues."

The memo states that Rosen "will have overall accountability for safety and security around on-platform abuse as well as the security of our products, infrastructure, and company information - focused on both internal and external risks."

Facebook's previous chief security officer, Alex Stamos, left in 2018.


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