Lacework Names Stefan Dyckerhoff Chief Executive Officer

Lacework Announces the Appointment of Stefan Dyckerhoff as CEO

November 7, 2017


Mountain View, Calif. – November 7, 2017 – Lacework™, the industry’s first solution to bring automation, speed, and scale to cloud security, today announced the appointment of Stefan Dyckerhoff to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Dyckerhoff is responsible for the future direction of the organization and leading the company’s overall operations, with direct oversight of corporate strategy, research, and development (R&D), sales, and marketing.

“Cloud computing has revolutionized IT and is now disrupting security. In order to drive successful and secure cloud initiatives, organizations must adopt a new operating model that accounts for the speed and scale of highly dynamic cloud environments powered by automated DevOps processes,” said Dyckerhoff. “Lacework is recognized as a security leader enabling the adoption of a secure cloud and I am excited to be a part of this pioneering company’s future. In addition to a continued focus on forging relationships with our global customer base and partners to derive unparalleled value from our security solution, I look forward to guiding the company through its next phase of innovation and growth.”

Dyckerhoff is an established security industry veteran, bringing more than 20 years of leadership, security and technology expertise to Lacework. Dyckerhoff joins Lacework from Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV) where he remains a managing director. Prior to SHV, Dyckerhoff was Executive Vice President at Juniper Networks responsible for the Platform Systems Division and the entire portfolio of network and security products. Prior to Juniper Networks, he worked at Cisco Systems, leading the Enterprise security and routing business. Over the course of his tenure at Juniper Networks and Cisco, Dyckerhoff advised and invested in several startups, focusing on the areas of security, computing, networking, mobile and optical technology.

“Stefan will play a pivotal role in positioning Lacework for continued excellence in the cloud security market,” said Vikram Kapoor, Lacework co-founder, and CTO. “With more than 20 years of operational experience in both startup and public companies, Stefan brings a diverse set of management skills, extensive operations expertise and a successful track record that we will leverage across the company.”

According to Enterprise Strategy Group, 92 percent of enterprise organizations tried to secure cloud workloads using traditional network security controls, but ultimately, 74 percent of them had to abandon some or all of these controls because they proved to be incongruous with this new use case. Lacework is building a platform that delivers security capabilities specifically designed for the cloud, including speed, scale, and automation while allowing customers to leverage some of the security tools that they are familiar with and still relevant in the cloud. To learn more about Lacework and the benefits of its cloud security platform, please visit the company’s website and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Lacework
Lacework brings automation, speed, and scale to cloud security, eliminating manual, repetitive tasks and enabling security teams to keep up with DevOps. Specifically designed for the cloud, the Lacework security platform monitors workloads, applications, processes, containers, machines, users and accounts to automatically surface anomalous behaviors out of billions of events per hour. Lacework provides unprecedented visibility, automates breach detection, delivers one-click investigation and simplifies cloud compliance. Based in Mountain View, California, Lacework is a privately held company that was incubated by Sutter Hill Ventures.

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