Mark Crosbie, Facebook
Mark Crosbie, Facebook

Protecting a Billion identities without losing much sleep

Mark Crosbie is head of information security for Facebook EMEA. He works with the Facebook security, legal, policy and community operation teams worldwide to keep Facebook a safe place for people to express their identities, tell their stories and build meaningful connections with one another.

Mark has 20 years experience in security in multiple domains. Prior to joining Facebook Mark led development of security policy for the IBM CIO where he also led a team of ethical hackers who specialised in software penetration testing. Before IBM Mark was a member of the corporate security program office at Hewlett-Packard where he led a global program to deliver e-Passport and national identity systems.

Mark has done extensive work in the areas of biometrics and intrusion detection, and holds numerous patents on key security innovations. Mark attended Purdue University in the United States, and Trinity College Dublin.