For International Women’s Month, new ongoing initiative is aimed at celebrating women and bringing visibility to those making cybersecurity history.

In celebration of International Women’s Day today and International Women’s Month throughout March, Lacework®, the data-driven cloud security company, has announced the inaugural launch of a new annual initiative, “Secured by Women”, that aims to honour, bring visibility to and increase opportunities for the women making history in today’s cybersecurity landscape.

The initiative will offer people the opportunity to put the woman they think is for making a noticeable impact in cybersecurity, across the UK (and in the USA and Europe), forward for recognition and an award. And for every nomination submitted, Lacework is donating $1 to Girls Who Code.

At the end of the initiative w/c 20th March, five women, nominated by their peers, will be selected as the first ‘Secured by Women’ leaders. Lacework will sponsor each individual to attend one of the following upcoming major security conferences: RSA, Black Hat USA, Black Hat EMEA, or AWS re:Invent. Those recipients unable to attend a conference will be awarded the opportunity to donate the value of this sponsorship to a charity of their choice.

Despite comprising nearly half of the workforce, women only account for 38% of those in the STEM industry and 25% in the cybersecurity industry. Lacework’s ‘Secured by Women’ not only celebrates the groundbreaking women shaping modern security, but is also designed as an ongoing initiative to help more women secure a seat at the table, a voice in the decision-making process, alongside all of the opportunities that they deserve.

“In the security industry, we often talk about visibility – how to increase visibility into our technology environments to better see and understand our risks and potential threats. In that same spirit, now is time to increase visibility for the incredible women in the space who are leading, innovating, and revolutionizing modern security,” said Sowmya Karmali, Director of Product Management, Lacework. “With this ongoing initiative, we hope to shine a light on this and create more urgency around increasing opportunities for women in security to showcase their amazing contributions and capture leadership roles.” 

Nominations open on Wednesday 08 March, International Women’s Day, and will close on Monday 20 March so don’t waste any time – submit your nominations today on

About Lacework

Lacework offers the data-driven security platform for the cloud and is the leading cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) solution. Only Lacework can collect, analyse, and accurately correlate data — without requiring manually written rules — across an organisation’s cloud and Kubernetes environments, and narrow it down to the handful of security events that matter. Security and DevOps teams around the world trust Lacework to secure cloud-native applications across the full lifecycle from code to cloud.