Security & Privacy

Keeping the Facebook community safe and secure

Research into security and privacy is a constant and important part of keeping the Facebook community safe to support each and every person’s communications and personal information.

Our diverse team of security and privacy researchers at Facebook span many disciplines, such as software engineering, usability, penetration testing, spam-prevention and detecting and responding to new online threats. Research efforts focus on staying ahead of immediate challenges, such as protecting accounts from phishing and malware, as well as developing long-term solutions to ensure that Facebook remains one of the best mediums for communicating personal information to your friends and family.

“Keeping people’s communications and personal information safe and secure is a core part of our DNA at Facebook. Our experts in security and privacy work around the clock to detect, design and build new solutions to stay ahead of threats.” Samir Patel, Engineering Director on User Data Protection and Protect and Care

Latest Publications

All Publications

Ownership at Large – Open Problems and Challenges in Ownership Management

John Ahlgren, Maria Eugenia Berezin, Kinga Bojarczuk, Elena Dulskyte, Inna Dvortsova, Johann George, Natalija Gucevska, Mark Harman, Shan He, Ralf Lämmel, Erik Meijer, Silvia Sapora, Justin Spahr-Summers

ICPC Industry Track - May 14, 2020

Understanding What Software Engineers Are Working On

Ralf Lämmel, Alvin Kerber, Liane Praza

ICPC Industry Track - May 14, 2020

WES: Agent-based User Interaction Simulation on Real Infrastructure

John Ahlgren, Maria Eugenia Berezin, Kinga Bojarczuk, Elena Dulskyte, Inna Dvortsova, Johann George, Natalija Gucevska, Mark Harman, Ralf Lämmel, Erik Meijer, Silvia Sapora, Justin Spahr-Summers

Genetic Improvement Workshop - April 29, 2020

“I just want to feel safe”: A Diary Study of Safety Perceptions on Social Media

Elissa M. Redmiles, Jessica Bodford, Lindsay Blackwell

ICWSM - June 12, 2019

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