Zoom Video Communications announced the appointment of Jason Lee as their new Chief Information Security Officer. Lee joined the company at the beginning of this month.
With over 20 years of experience in information security and mission-critical services, Lee inherits his biggest challenge – a conferencing platform facing mounting privacy and security concerns.
To counter these issues, Zoom has added more than 100 features to its video conferencing as part of a 90-day plan to alleviate users' concerns. This includes efforts to fix vulnerabilities that led to "zoombombings," which saw intruders hack into video conferences. Zoom has also recently come under scrutiny for sharing users' personal data with Facebook.
Lee's hiring is Chief Executive Officer Eric Yuan's latest strategy to strengthen the company's security offerings after it experienced an unexpected surge in user growth as more employees work from home amidst the global pandemic. In this role, he will be charged with continuing Zoom's renewed prioritization of its users' security and privacy by ensuring that the frictionless and easy-to-use platform remains secure.
Previously, Lee was the Senior Vice President of Security Operations at Salesforce, where he was responsible for delivering critical end-to-end security operations to customers and employees. This included overseeing company-wide network and systems security, incident response, threat intel, and data protection. Before Salesforce, he was at Microsoft for over 15 years. Most recently he held the position of Principal Director of Security Engineering for the Windows and Devices division in Microsoft, where he was part of the operations protecting Windows Update, XBOX Live, and the Microsoft online store. Prior to this, he was the Senior Director of Developer Services, where he was responsible for the design and management of the mission-critical PKI for all products across Microsoft.
"Zoom is on an incredible journey of growth and I am thrilled to bring my experience of running world-class security organizations to the company," said Lee in a statement. "Ensuring that customers trust our products is of the utmost importance and I look forward to working with the team to continue instilling security into the DNA of Zoom."