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

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IEEE Access Journal (IEEE Access) - August 1, 2021

Coded Machine Unlearning

Nasser Aldaghri, Hessam Mahdavifar, Ahmad Beirami

VLDB - July 31, 2021

CALYPSO: Private Data Management for Decentralized Ledgers

Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias, Enis Ceyhun Alp, Linus Gasser, Philipp Jovanovic, Ewa Syta, Bryan Ford

PLDI - June 16, 2021

Porcupine: A Synthesizing Compiler for Vectorized Homomorphic Encryption

Meghan Cowan, Deeksha Dangwal, Armin Alaghi, Caroline Trippel, Vincent T. Lee, Brandon Reagen

Trusted Smart Contracts Workshop at Financial Cryptography (FC) - May 12, 2021

Reactive Key-Loss Protection in Blockchains

Sam Blackshear, Konstantinos (Kostas) Chalkias, Panagiotis Chatzigiannis, Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Irakliy Khaburzaniya, Lefteris Kokoris Kogias, Joshua Lind, David Wong, Tim Zakian

Open Research Awards

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June 29, 2021

Building Tools to Enhance Transparency in Fairness and Privacy request for proposals

Ensuring data driven systems are reliably aligned with privacy, security, safety, fairness, and robustness expectations is of foundational importance. The…

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