Facebook taps ex-White House cyber official

Julie Spitzer - Print  | 

Facebook quietly hired its first-ever director of cybersecurity policy this month, according to CyberScoop.

Nathaniel Gleicher served as the White House's cybersecurity policy director during the Obama administration. He also previously served as the head of cybersecurity strategy for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Illumio.

In his new role at Facebook, Mr. Gleicher will lead a team that will help guide the company's internal strategy and help Facebook adapt to external policies. He will collaborate with Facebook's existing cybersecurity teams and others from outside the company, according to CyberScoop.

"We're pleased that Nathaniel joined us recently to help support our security efforts," a Facebook spokesperson told CyberScoop.

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