Facebook has just announced that its cybersecurity team will take a new approach, investing in automation to try to identify and correct security breaches across its multiple platforms more efficiently. As a result, the social network has changed the working model of 20 employees.
According to a report published in The New York Times, Facebook decided to remove some areas and relocate some of the employees, mainly those who belonged to their cybersecurity team to their offices in London, Seattle and California.
According to the report, these employees were responsible for detecting and addressing hacking threats in real time. Employees, who have decided to remain anonymous, claim that Facebook will replace them with machines and software, which means automating the response to cybersecurity incidents.
In this regard, a spokesperson for the company said, “We are actually restructuring a part of our team and helping people affected by this change find other roles within the organization.”
Facebook’s top cybersecurity area managers also posted some details on Twitter: “These changes have absolutely nothing to do with teams fighting intrusions on the platform. Our security team has continued to grow substantially over the past two years; As automated detection increases, we move experts to where they can have the greatest impact,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity.
Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policies on Facebook, posted messages in the same vein: “Change here is exactly what a security organization should be doing. Focus experts where we need human experience and continuously improve automated detection at scale so people can focus where they make the biggest difference.”
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would increase his security staff, adding between 10 and 20 thousand security engineers. Although Facebook has repeatedly reiterated its focus on privacy and cybersecurity, questions do not stop; even the US Senate has called on Zuckerberg to appear on severe security issues on the social network.
In the midst of the “fake news” domain, Facebook also launched a bug bounty program, in which cybersecurity experts will be able to search, find and report on third-party applications that inappropriately access the data of users of the social network.
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