As Zoom approaches the end of its self-imposed 90-day period to establish a comprehensive privacy and security policy, the company announced Wednesday that it has hired a Salesforce chief security officer.
Jason Lee, who has spent almost three years as senior vice president of security operations at Salesforce, joins Zoom as director of information security, effective June 29, the company said in a press release. Lee previously spent 15 years at Microsoft.
Hiring a chief security officer is CEO Eric Yuan’s latest move to strengthen Zoom’s security offerings after the company experienced an explosion in user growth due to the increase in office workers working from home and an unexpected increase in attention. On April 1, Zoom announced a 90-day plan to fix security flaws that included “zoombombings” of unwanted guests in video conferences and the exchange of users’ personal data with Facebook.
In early April, Yuan hired former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos as a consultant to help the company step up its efforts, and a month later Zoom acquired Keybase to add end-to-end encryption to video calls.
“Zoom is on an incredible journey of growth and I am delighted to bring my experience of leading world-class security organizations to the company,” Lee said in the statement. “Ensuring that customers trust our products is paramount and I look forward to working with the team to continue to instill security in Zoom’s DNA.”
Lee will report to the director of operations, Aparna Bawa.
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