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

CLARA: Confidence of Labels and Raters

Viet-An Nguyen, Peibei Shi, Jagdish Ramakrishnan, Udi Weinsberg, Henry C. Lin, Steve Metz, Neil Chandra, Jane Jing, Dimitris Kalimeris

KDD - August 24, 2020

DELF: Safeguarding deletion correctness in Online Social Networks

Katriel Cohn-Gordon, Georgios Damaskinos, Divino Neto, Joshi Cordova, Benoît Reitz, Benjamin Strahs, Daniel Obenshain, Paul Pearce, Ioannis Papagiannis

USENIX Security - August 11, 2020

Minimal Modifications of Deep Neural Networks using Verification

Ben Goldberger, Yossi Adi, Joseph Keshet, Guy Katz

LPAR - May 31, 2020

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