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Lacework lands IRAP for cloud safety platform
Tue, 13th Feb 2024

Sydney-based Lacework has successfully accomplished the Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) for their cloud security platform. The IRAP assessment is not an endorsement, rather a rigorous evaluation of a system's security controls and is developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). An independent review by ASD-certified IRAP assessors from CyberCX helped Lacework achieve this significant milestone, further underscoring its commitment to ensuring and enhancing security protocols in cloud environments.

Richard Davies, Regional Vice President of Australia & New Zealand at Lacework, believes that completing the IRAP is more than just a significant leap for the firm. He stated, "This IRAP completion is more than a milestone for Lacework; it's a testament to our dedication to delivering robust cloud security solutions.

"Our focus remains on empowering organisations with the confidence to innovate in the cloud with the knowledge that their security is in capable hands," Davies adds.

This latest announcement comes at a pivotal time in which cybersecurity is a top priority in the Australian federal government's Financial Year 23 / 24 budget, particularly in enhancing critical infrastructure assets and uplifting cybersecurity strategies. Lacework's IRAP assessment aligns perfectly with these initiatives, and offers a scalable, reliable solution to meet the increasing security demands of the digital age.

Laceworks 'Private by Design' approach fundamentally bolsters its offering by ensuring customer data privacy. Private by Design reflects the companys belief that customers not only deserve but should inherently expect complete data privacy when they choose their cloud security platform. It ensures that only data and assets within an organisation's cloud environment are scanned without the need to copy any customer data, thus preserving customer privacy and confidentiality.

"Our priority is always our customers' privacy and confidentiality," Davies added. "In today's digital world, the highest level of security should be the norm, not an exception."

Supported by Lacework's Australian data centre, the platform's exemplary threat detection capabilities offer comprehensive security solutions for multiple cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, and GCP. As businesses increasingly depend on multi-cloud infrastructures, such a wide range of service is crucial.

In light of rising cyber threats targeting government and enterprise sectors, particularly in safeguarding critical infrastructure and assets, Lacework's platform acts as a crucial safeguard for these high-value digital environments, the company says. Concluding the IRAP assessment signals Lacework's leadership in providing robust cloud security solutions which are central for enterprises and government entities to strengthen their digital defences.