San Francisco: The micro-blogging site Twitter has shaken up its security team. Its chief security officer is no longer on the microblogging platform, and the chief information security officer will leave soon, media reported.
According to a New York Times report, Peiter Zatko, the chief security officer, known as Mudge, is no longer with the company. Rinki Sethi, the Information Security Officer, will be leaving in the coming weeks.
In a memo to employees, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal wrote that the moves followed “an assessment of how the organization is being run and the impact on priority work,” adding that it was limited as to how much more he could share due to the “nature of this situation”.
Twitter has named Peiter Zatko, one of the world’s most highly regarded hackers, as its 2020 chief security officer in an effort to tackle everything from engineering missteps to misinformation.
He also oversaw security at electronic payment unicorn Stripe, before working on special projects at Google and managing grants for cybersecurity projects at the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research and Projects Agency (DARPA).
Sethi also joined Twitter after the hack and, alongside Zatko, was tasked with improving the company’s security and protecting its users’ data.
Agrawal, who was named chief executive of Twitter in November, has shuffled the company’s leadership since taking over from founder Jack Dorsey.
Agrawal earlier announced a major reorganization of the company’s top executives, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Two key figures in leadership positions – engineering manager Michael Montano and design and research manager Dantley Davis a – left their positions on December 31. IANS