SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Twistlock, Inc., the leading provider of cloud container security solutions, today announced that it has hired Chenxi Wang, Ph.D., as chief strategy officer, reporting to CEO Ben Bernstein.
Dr. Wang joins Twistlock from enterprise cloud security company, CipherCloud, where she was vice president of cloud security and strategy. Prior to CipherCloud, Dr. Wang served as vice president of strategy at Intel Security. Earlier in her career, she was vice president of research and a principal analyst at Forrester Research where she covered such topics as enterprise mobility, cloud security, and application security. Dr. Wang started her career as a faculty member and later an associate professor of Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Wang received her doctorate degree in computer science from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Wang is a highly respected thought leader and trusted advisor in the computer security industry. She has been quoted in many leading trade and business media outlets, and has been a keynote speaker at many industry events. At Twistlock, Dr. Wang will be responsible for corporate strategy and marketing.
Twistlock solves the issue of data center container security by providing an open-source, customizable security framework for developers of containerized applications. Its virtual container security suite protects containers throughout the application lifecycle by ensuring that they are compliant with security policies at every stage, from early development through deployment.
"The containerization of IT data centers is poised for explosive growth over the next few years as more firms realize greater functionality and efficiency afforded by this technology. This presents a significant opportunity for Twistlock's cutting-edge container security solutions," said Twistlock CEO, Ben Bernstein. "Dr. Wang brings a wealth of experience and strategic intellect that will help Twistlock leverage its early market leadership to establish a dominant long-term position in this space."
"I am very excited to join Twistlock and its founding team of world class engineering talent," said Dr. Chenxi Wang. "This is an exciting time of growth and I look forward to leveraging my past experience as a technologist and business executive to help the company accelerate its growth and advance our market leadership position."
Based in San Francisco, Calif., Twistlock is the first end-to-end enterprise security solution that keeps container-based applications safe. The company works with the virtual container leader, Docker, and the broader ecosystem, to improve the overall security of containers through the efforts of the open source community. The company is funded by Y.L. Ventures.
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