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Former Security Engineer for Stripe and Google joins Lacework management team


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Niels Provos has been named as Lacework’s 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.

After receiving his PhD in computer science from the University of Michigan, Provos spent over 15 years supporting the development of Google’s security and privacy engineering practice; he joined Stripe in 2018 as Head of Security.

“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,” said Provos.

“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,” added Jay Parikh, CEO, Lacework.

“He truly understands the challenges security professionals face in today’s cloud environments and how to solve them.”

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