Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos to deliver Kahn lecture May 10 at CCNY

Data security is on everybody’s minds these days. Who better to speak to this important topic than Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos.

Stamos, who will be the featured speaker on May 10 at the 2018 Robert Kahn & Patrice Lyons Lecture, hosted by the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York, is committed to bringing more openness and collaboration to the security community, and to building solutions that keep people safe in the circumstances they face every day.

He is an expert in global scale infrastructure, designing trustworthy systems, and mobile security. A frequent speaker at conferences and industry events, including Black Hat, RSA, DEF CON, Milken Global, Amazon ZonCon, Microsoft Blue Hat, FS-ISAC, and Infragard, Stamos became somewhat of a legend in 2015 when he pushed back on government efforts to weaken security.

Before Facebook, Stamos served as the CISO of Yahoo, where he led the security team to develop innovative security technology and products. He was also the co-founder of security consultancy iSEC Partners, a company that helped hundreds of companies build secure and safe systems. Stamos holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Grove School Dean Gilda Barabino looks forward to welcoming Stamos to campus, noting: “With the availability of rapidly evolving technologies in an increasingly networked world, cyber security is of paramount importance. We’re pleased to have Alex Stamos, an industry expert, talk about ‘Building Security for All’. We are grateful for the Robert Kahn and Patrice Lyons Lecture that has allowed us to bring in distinguished lecturers and top experts to enrich the academic discourse on campus and broaden perspectives.” 

Please RSVP for what promises to be a fascinating and timely lecture. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5pm with a reception to follow on May 10, 2018 in Steinman Lecture Hall at the Grove School of Engineering at City College.

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