Lacework, the data-driven cloud security firm, has appointed Lea Kissner as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Kissner, who brings over two decades of experience leading security, privacy, and anti-abuse initiatives at global organizations, will lead the development and implementation of Lacework's overall security strategy and programs.
Kissner's career includes tenures as CISO at Twitter, Chief Privacy Officer at Humu, and Global Lead of Privacy Technology at Google. Notably, she also assisted Zoom as a Security and Privacy consultant in the spring of 2020, helping to improve the security, privacy, and anti-abuse features of Zoom’s products and systems during a time of massive usage increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to her new role, Kissner also currently serves as a board member of the USENIX Association, a nonprofit organization that supports advanced computing systems communities and promotes innovative research.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Lacework and our mission to secure the cloud at a time when enterprises are increasingly expanding their cloud environments,” says Kissner. “My whole career I’ve been passionate about helping people build respectful, secure products that just work for their users. Lacework’s unique, data-driven approach to cloud security allows customers to do just that while taking advantage of all the inherent benefits of the cloud.”
Kissner’s appointment follows Lacework's recent expansion in the cloud security market and its leadership team. In November 2022, the company announced Andrew Casey as CFO and Meagen Eisenberg as CMO.
Jay Parikh, CEO of Lacework, says, “Lea brings a deep understanding of both the challenges facing modern CISOs as well as the tremendous value CISOs bring to their organizations and customers when given the chance to implement security best practices. Every enterprise needs to be investing in security leadership, both at the operator and board level, and Lea’s experience will help us better serve our customer CISOs as we continue to deliver a world-class cloud security platform to help them do their job.”