LinkedIn: Our Tech Team Includes 'World-Class Security Experts'

Social network defends its security posture and response to last week's breach
Did LinkedIn drop the ball on information security?

In the wake of a breach of LinkedIn users' passwords that first came to light last week--after a subset of those passwords were uploaded to an online password-cracking forum--security pundits have been asking how much LinkedIn's business practices might have been at fault.

Multiple commentators have noted the absence of a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) on the LinkedIn organizational chart, with some inferring that the breach could thus be traced to a "lax security" attitude at the social network, because "no one was responsible for IT security," according to TechWireAsia.

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