13 Facts About Alex Stamos


Alex Stamos is a Greek American computer scientist and adjunct professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.


Alex Stamos is the former chief security officer at Facebook.


Alex Stamos's planned departure from the company, following disagreement with other executives about how to address the Russian government's use of its platform to spread disinformation during the 2016 US presidential election, was reported in March 2018.


Alex Stamos attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in EECS.


Alex Stamos began his career at Loudcloud and, later, as a security consultant at @stake.


In 2004, Alex Stamos co-founded iSEC Partners, a security consulting firm, with Joel Wallenstrom, Himanshu Dwivedi, Jesse Burns and Scott Stender.


Alex Stamos was an expert witness for a number of cases involving digital privacy, encryption, and free speech:.


Alex Stamos filed and received five patents for his work at Artemis Internet.


Alex Stamos publicly challenged NSA Director Michael S Rogers on the subject of encryption backdoors in February 2015 at a cybersecurity conference hosted by New America.


Alex Stamos later delivered a keynote address at the Black Hat Briefings in 2017 on the need to broaden the definition of security and diversify the cybersecurity industry.


Alex Stamos was interviewed about the Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections in the PBS Frontline documentary The Facebook Dilemma.


Alex Stamos said, as the CSO during the 2016 election season he "deserve as much blame as any other exec at the company," for Facebook's failed response to the Russian interference.


At the beginning of 2021, Alex Stamos joined former CISA director Chris Krebs to form Krebs Alex Stamos Group, a cybersecurity consultancy, which quickly landed its first customer, the recently-beleaguered SolarWinds.