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Zoom Signs-Up Ex-Facebook CSO as Google Bans Platform

Updated: May 1, 2023

"Zoom has brought former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos on board to bolster a new security push, as reports emerged that Google and the US Senate have told users to avoid the video conferencing platform.

As promised by CEO Eric Yuan las week, the firm has formally launched a CISO Council and Advisory Board comprising security leaders from across industries. The idea is that they’ll collaborate on new ideas to help improve security and privacy in the app.

CISOs and security leaders from HSBC, NTT Data, Procore, Ellie Mae, VMware, Netflix, Uber, Electronic Arts and others are already lined up.

Separately, former Facebook and Yahoo CSO, Alex Stamos, has joined Zoom as an outside adviser. Stamos had been vocal on Twitter about the challenges facing the firm and observed in a post announcing his move that Zoom has some very difficult problems to solve going forward."

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