Greek American Facebook Cyber Security Chief Resigns to Teach at Stanford

Greek-American Alex Stamos — Chief Security Officer at Facebook — leaves the company on August 17th to teach at Stanford University in California, the Athens Macedonian News Agency says.

The 39-year-old man, son of Greek immigrants in the United States, has studied computer engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He said he is leaving Facebook in order to teach cyber security at the prestigious university, in September.

However, Stamos will not stop working as an outsourcer on issues of his specialty with Facebook, where he was hired in 2015, having previously served as head of information security at Yahoo.