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GitLab appoints Josh Lemos as Chief Information Security Officer
Wed, 14th Jun 2023

GitLab Inc., a leading provider of an AI-powered enterprise DevSecOps platform, today appointed Josh Lemos as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In his new role, Lemos will take charge of the global security strategy and compliance initiatives, strengthening the GitLab DevSecOps platform and ensuring paramount security for its customers. The new CISO is an industry veteran with two decades of experience in leading information security programs and teams at high-growth tech companies. Before GitLab, Lemos served as CISO at Block (formerly Square), holding senior security executive roles at Cylance and ServiceNow.

Apart from his professional endeavors, Lemos is also a mentor to budding information security professionals and actively supports organizations promoting diversity and inclusion within the tech industry.

GitLab's Co-founder and CEO, Sid Sijbrandij, welcomed Lemos on board, saying, “Josh is a deeply experienced technology leader with a proven track record of driving innovation while leading best-in-class security teams. I am delighted to welcome him to GitLab during a time when the company continues to deepen its commitment to security by integrating security seamlessly throughout development workflows. I am confident that his expertise will accelerate our protection efforts across the GitLab DevSecOps platform.”

In response to his appointment, Lemos states, “GitLab has defined the DevSecOps category for the industry and I am excited to join the leadership team during a time of growth and technology advancement. AI is poised to have a transformative impact on the world, and as the most comprehensive AI-powered DevSecOps platform in the market, GitLab is leading the way with a privacy-first approach to integrating AI capabilities throughout the software development lifecycle increasing security at a greater development velocity. I look forward to helping GitLab advance its proactive information security strategy while fostering security innovations that provide immediate security benefits to the GitLab community.”