Yahoo Appoints Alex Stamos CISO


Yahoo has appointed Alex Stamos as the company’s chief of Information Security. In his role as CISO, Mr. Stamos will lead all aspects of information security at Yahoo. He will report to Jay Rossiter, SVP of Platforms & Personalization Products.

Most recently, Mr. Stamos served as the CTO of Artemis and co-founded iSEC Partners. He holds a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.

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