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New Head of Security Efficacy at Lacework
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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The company has appointed Niels Provos as its first Head of Security Efficacy.

Provos brings nearly two decades of industry experience in creating healthy engineering teams that build security infrastructure and systems that solve cloud security problems at scale. He puts a particular emphasis on treating security as an engineering problem.

“I have helped to build two world-class security organisations and during that time have seen adversaries become more sophisticated and attacks increase in frequency and volume,” Provos says.

“I deeply believe that every company needs to be enabled to protect their customers' data against threats from outside or inside.

“That’s why my next challenge is being part of a team with the greater mission of helping customers be secure in a more hostile environment.

“Lacework is in a great position by focusing on customer outcomes that matter to help scale security like no other company before.”

“Niels is one of the strongest security-minded leaders in the world with a long track record of building world-class security organisations.

“He truly understands the challenges security professionals face in today’s cloud environments and how to solve them,” says Jay Parikh, CEO, Lacework.

“Niels will help us continue delivering new innovations in the Polygraph Data Platform, bringing the security excellence he built at Stripe and Google to customers of all sizes and industries.”

Provos is another industry leader to join Lacework in recent months, along with CMO Meagen Eisenberg, CFO Andrew Casey, VP of Americas Channels Faraz Siraj, and VP of Global Technical Services Chris Gilbert. In the last year, Lacework was named  to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, the Forbes Cloud 100, and ranked sixth in Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers 2022 list.