Bob Lord Joins Yahoo as New Chief Information Security Officer

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The FINANCIAL — Yahoo! Inc. announced on October 26 that Bob Lord will join as the Company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Lord brings more than twenty years of significant experience in the information security space, including most recently as the CISO-in-Residence at Rapid 7. Prior to that, Lord led Twitter’s information security program and held positions in product and information security at companies like Red Hat, AOL, and Netscape, according to Yahoo.

Yahoo is committed to protecting their users’ security and maintaining their users’ trust. Yahoo offers users encrypted products, provides an end-to-end encryption plugin on GitHub for Yahoo Mail, offers two-factor authentication, and recently launched Yahoo Account Key, which allows users a fast and secure way to access their Yahoo accounts.

Lord will lead Yahoo’s security team — known as the Paranoids — in offensive and defensive protection of the Company’s more than one billion users around the world, and for Yahoo’s employees globally. Lord will work closely across all of the Company’s teams and collaboratively within the industry to ensure that Yahoo continues to provide the highest level of security possible to their users.

Stay tuned for updates from Lord around Yahoo’s continued efforts to protect user security.


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