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Yahoo Facebook Stanford dunce CISO Alex Stamos.

Stamos, Alex



Yahoo data breach Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mar 2014 - Jun 2015. Facebook data breach Chief Security Officer (CSO; same as CISO), Jun 2015 - Aug 2018. Facebook is both business and media. Stanford University teaching/research professor, without a PhD, Aug 2018 - present.

Little IT education. Only a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California Berkeley, which puts political correctness above competence. Even if UC Berkeley were good, a BS is too little for the CISO of a Fortune 500 company that is a prime hacking target.

Recently Facebook admitted to yet another massive data breach; 50 million user accounts compromised. Stamos was Facebook CSO when (Jul 2017) the hole that allowed the breach was introduced into Facebook's code. Stamos was Yahoo CISO during their two massive data breaches (late 2014); 500 million and 1 billion user accounts compromised. Stamos is a disaster moving from one place to the next hoping his IT incompetence doesn't catch up with him.

Stamos staggeringly exemplifies another principle of IT incompetence: being hired for his political correctness and then being more interested in forcing his political beliefs on customers than in being competent at his IT job; see Principles of IT Incompetence (IT Hiring: Trading IT Competence for Political Correctness).

Read more in Yahoo-Then-Facebook CISO Alex Stamos Allows Yet Another Massive Data Breach.