With more than 20 years of security industry experience, Lea Kissner has been named the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Lacework.
As CISO, Kissner will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of Lacework's overall security strategy and programs.
Kissner brings more than 20 years experience leading security, privacy and anti-abuse efforts at global organizations to Lacework. Their experience includes serving as CISO at Twitter, Chief Privacy Officer at Humu and Global Lead of Privacy Technology at Google. In the spring of 2020, when Zoom experienced security concerns after a massive increase in usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kissner served as a Security and Privacy consultant for the company to improve the security, privacy and anti-abuse features of Zoom's products and systems.
Kissner currently serves as a board member to the USENIX Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the advanced computing systems communities and furthering the reach of innovative research.
"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," said Jay Parikh, CEO, Lacework. "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."