Meta appoints Israeli executive as cyber security chief

Guy Rosen, who has been in the company since 2013, becomes first person to fill that role at the company, commonly known as Facebook; 'I'm honored to take on this new role and excited for the work ahead,' says Rosen

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Tech-icon Meta Platforms Inc, commonly known as Facebook, has chosen Israeli executive Guy Rosen for the role of chief information security officer (CISO), making him the first to hold the title at the company.
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  • Guy Rosen has been at Facebook since 2013 and most recently led the company's product safety and integrity efforts.
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    In his new role, Rosen "will continue to oversee and look across the breadth of safety & security risks the people who use our services, our company and industry face," he said via Twitter.
    "I'm honored to take on this new role and excited for the work ahead," he added.
    Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a memo that he had asked Rosen to assume the job and said the move was "another step to elevate this security work in our DNA - and strengthen our leadership and governance on security issues."
    In his expanded role, 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," Zuckerberg wrote.
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    Rosen has previously regarded Zuckerberg with appraisal, claiming he gives the leading officials a lot of space to "develop and fulfill."
    Facebook's previous chief security officer, Alex Stamos, left in 2018, and has since been very critical of the media company.
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