This week, forbes, the online retailer that now owns a handful of major tech companies including Facebook, has announced that it’s hiring the likes of the company’s founders to help it make its digital offerings more secure.
The announcement, which was made at its tech event in San Francisco this week, comes as technology giants like Facebook and Google continue to grapple with security breaches that have exposed data from millions of consumers to the public.
The company’s chief security officer, Paul Wojcik, says the new hires will help improve its efforts to make its products more secure in the future.
“We’ve seen a lot of new technology over the past few years, and the most recent one is something we can’t talk about yet,” he told the audience.
“So the new tech is a little bit different, where we have access to this technology. “
It’s this technology where it’s hard to get an account and access your information, and it’s easy to get your account compromised,” Wojcik continued.
The hiring is part of a push to better serve its customers, who make up roughly one-third of the firm’s revenue. “
And so what I’m going to be doing in this position is I’m actually going to get people to talk about this technology and to get them to talk to people about this.”
The hiring is part of a push to better serve its customers, who make up roughly one-third of the firm’s revenue.
The announcements follow recent news that forbes has installed more than half a million new security cameras in its stores, and that it has built a security-focused server that monitors users’ social media activity for potentially harmful content.
The new hires come as tech companies continue to struggle with security challenges in the wake of the hacks that exposed data that could be used to blackmail celebrities.
Facebook recently announced it would be shutting down the accounts of more than 4 million people who had used it in the past year.
Google announced it was also shutting down its accounts of nearly 3 million people in September, and Apple said it was shutting down accounts of users who used its App Store and App Store Plus in the first quarter of this year.
The move came amid reports that Facebook and Twitter had been hacked by Chinese hackers.
Facebook also announced in October that it had found more than a million accounts tied to the Chinese government, and Twitter said in October it had uncovered 2.8 million accounts.
Google also recently announced that its search engine was shut down because of a breach that allowed the Chinese Communist Party to spy on the accounts.
The next major security challenge for forbes comes in the form of malware, which is often used to steal personal information from computers.
The security company announced earlier this month that it was now the third largest malware vendor on the Internet, behind only Google and Microsoft.
The tech giant said that it made the announcement to help customers better protect themselves from malware that is increasingly used in digital retail and online stores.
“The biggest threat that we have right now is the malware threat,” Wajcik told the crowd at the event.
And we see it all the time in our retail, our online, and even in the app store, that you’re not seeing enough of it. “
There’s a lot more malware that’s been made available.
As far as our cybersecurity, the way we do it is we’re not just putting in security solutions, we’re also looking at ways to get in there and take out of there whatever is a threat,” he added.