Facebook's Security Team Frustrates Cybercriminals

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Facebook's Security Team Frustrates Cybercriminals
« on: January 13, 2010, 03:53:49 AM »

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Facebook's Security Team Frustrates Cybercriminals

Posted by Gadi Evron, Jan 5, 2010

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Unlike most security departments for large corporations, the Facebook security team is one of the first in the industry outside of service providers to bring the field of security operations to fruition. While many organizations have IDS experts and incident response personnel, their departments' main goal is usually risk analysis and policy. At Facebook, while these issues interest them, they are also much more technical.

They combine the security research team often found at security vendors, trying to research vulnerabilities and malware, with the security operations team often found at large network providers, performing incident response, correlating data, mitigating attacks, and communicating with others around the world.

I am not very pleased with Facebook itself for various reasons, ranging from its horrid privacy policy to the commercial gain it makes by turning a blind eye to applications making commercial use of what is otherwise private user information. But that does not change the fact that its security team is top-notch. I don't often write such glowing reviews of any organization, let alone one with so many security incidents, but I decided that for the new year, the people at Facebook security need to be recognized.

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2010, 04:01:38 AM by faith_michele »
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