Founder: Vikram Kapoor, Mike Speiser, and Sanjay Kalra
Co-CEOs: David Hatfield, Jay Parikh
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Financing: $1.8 billion
Valuation: $8.3 billion
Key Technologies: Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, machine learning, software-defined security
Industry: Internet security
Previous appearances on the Disruptor 50 list: 0
At a time when workloads are moving to the cloud, attacks are becoming more sophisticated, and organizations are prioritizing spending on cyber technology defenses.
When a malicious cyber attack on software in servers and the cloud took place in late December, alarm bells immediately rang to identify and stop it. It was a zero-day attack, an unknown security vulnerability in computer software that has not yet been patched.
Data-driven cloud security company Lacework, through its regular scans to monitor unexpected vulnerabilities, received an immediate alert about the threat and updated customers on the magnitude of the problem…