October is an important month for cybersecurity at Facebook. Not only is it National Cyber Security Awareness Month – it is also the month when the social network holds Hacktober, its annual, monthlong initiative to build and maintain a security-aware culture. Director of security operations Jennifer Henley shared tips for other companies looking to duplicate Hacktober in a note on the Facebook Security page.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month nears its homestretch, Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan is meeting with data protection and privacy commissioners from around the world this week to discuss how the social network enables its users to control what they share.
Facebook continued to mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with content aimed at keeping its users safe on the social network, and the latest installment is an infographic containing tips for how small and midsized businesses can protect their pages.
Facebook continued to mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with content aimed at explaining the measures it takes to keep its users safe, and the latest addition is a note on the Protect the Graph page from security engineer Chris Long explaining how the social network reacts to the sharing of stolen passwords on public sites.
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook security infrastructure engineer Benjamin Strahs spoke on a panel organized by Bloomberg Government in Washington, D.C., last week, along with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Google and Microsoft.
Facebook continued to mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a note on the Facebook Security page from site integrity engineer Matt Jones, detailing the steps taken by the social network to eliminate fake profiles and fraudulent activity.
The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced a $250,000 grant from Facebook Monday, and the funding comes not from the company’s coffers, but from money that Facebook has recovered from spammers around the world. The donation is in recognition of the center’s role in tracking international criminals behind social media botnet Koobface, as well as other spammers.
You can never be too safe while you’re online, and on that note, the National Cyber Security Alliance will hold an event Friday that will stream on Facebook Live.