Twitter’s Chief Information Security Officer would leave the company.
According to The Verge, sources claim that Twitter’s information security officer, Michael Coates, announced internally three weeks ago that he was leaving his post, but that he was not sure There was no external announcement. The chief of security would leave to start his own business.
It turns out to be a tumultuous week among top security executives in tech companies. Also Wednesday, Michał Zalewski head of information security engineering at Google announced on Twitter that he was leaving after almost 11 years. On Monday, news revealed that Facebook’s chief of security, Alex Stamos, would leave the company.
The technology platforms are undergoing more scrutiny to allow the abusive and abusive use on their platforms leading up to the 2016 US presidential election and a increasing pressure to act. For its part, Twitter has made policy changes to limit spam and bot activity by limiting simultaneous tweets from multiple accounts. Twitter has long been accused of not addressing abusive and malicious behavior on its site.
Coates has been with Twitter for just over three years, joining the company in January 2015. Le Verge reports that his interim replacement will be Joseph Camilleri, who is currently the senior director of Twitter for information security and the risks.