My sincere hope is that one of our CTOvision readers is selected for a position that Facebook has just advertised for.
The job, titled a Public Policy Manager for Cybersecurity Threat Disruption, is a recognition that the companies we trust with our data should, and will, play greater roles in protecting our data, including leaning forward and being proactive in thwarting cyber threats.
As written this position is about what many of us in the community call “active defense” since it is about taking action before attacks. How will the leader in this role do that? This leader will work with both policy and security teams (especially the threat intelligence team) to help the company craft policies and take action to counteract malicious actors on the Facebook platforms. The person in this position will help the company assess the nature of cybersecurity, cyberwar and information operations threat that users face and take action to disrupt those threats and prevent theFacebook platform from being used to enable abuse.
For more on this position see: Public Policy Manager for Cybersecurity Threat Disruption
Please look that over and forward this on to anyone you think would be a great fit for this job. If you can help Facebook get the best possible candidates for this position you will be doing us all a favor!
As for CTOvision, we will continue to track these many issues of cyber conflict and report on them in our Cyberwar and Cybersecurity Weekly. And will keep producing the Daily Threat Brief to keep all informed of the more tactical threat topics. We hope both of these will be a resource for whoever Facebook puts in their new position.
We also hope all candidates for this position will benefit from the examination of threat actors and the history of cyber conflict in the book The Cyber Threat. The lessons there can definitely help put bad actors in context for leaders being charged with crafting better policies.
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