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We're Lacework. We care about security.

Welcome
You might be worried that this is another brand trying to get a foothold in a community. It’s not. Of course, that’s what we’d say even if it was, so let’s lay out how we’re going to show you it’s not.

Who Is Lacework?

We’re a team building out a data-driven security platform specifically aimed to help others teams understand their cloud environments.

What Lacework does

  • Pulls in a ton of data from what’s happening in your environment
  • Throws it through a bunch of enrichment, clean up, and modelling
  • Then highlights anomalies, misconfigurations, and other outliers

The goal is really to give you the context about behaviors in your builds so that you can make informed decisions.

The platform aims to answer the ‘simple’ (ha!) question of, “This happened, do I need to worry about it?”

Why Should You Care?

“This happened, do I need to worry about it?” is a critical question. Mistakes and misconfigurations are the number one problem when it comes to security in the cloud. Sure, there are lots of other “cooler” things happening but they are not nearly as common as those pesky mistakes.

While we’re building out this platform, we’re learning a ton about how devs like yourself view security and how teams approach those challenges.

We’re here to help explain the latest challenges around security, why it’s important, and how you can start to think about security-by-design when you’re building.

If that sounds complicated, it can be but at the end of the day, it’s really just about constantly asking yourself, “What else can this do?”

Asking yourself that one question goes a very long way to addressing a lot of security concerns.

What’s Next?

We plan on publishing content here around security best practices, security thinking, current news/issues, and other fun stuff to help you level up your security skill set.

That goes for everyone. We’re tired of people thinking that all security work is based on some esoteric branch of a long lost mystic art. Security is something we can all think of and it’s critical that we do.

We’re all building things that people use everyday and then expect those builds to work as expected…and only as expected.

Our team has a ton of ideas of what to publish here but we’d love to hear what you want to learn about. Let us know in the comments below 👇.

Thanks for having us in the community,

The Lacework Team

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