Cyber Resilience
Virtual Summit 2021

When your data gets taken hostage by ransomware,
don’t negotiate.

Bad actors use ransomware to take data hostage every 11 seconds1.

From Colonial to Kaseya, ransomware attacks continue to make headlines, and it’s not just large enterprises that are suffering. More than 60 percent of small companies that experience a ransomware attack go out of business within a year2.

Some companies refuse to negotiate because they have backups, but 27% of them still don’t recover their data3. Most backup providers are no match for sophisticated new variants of ransomware that specifically target backup data for encryption and deletion.

Watch Druva’s 2021 Cyber Resilience Virtual Summit, where security leaders, Druva experts, and your peers will discuss how to make sure ransomware is no more than a minor inconvenience. You’ll get peace of mind with:

  • Integrations between modern security and backup technologies
  • Emerging best practices and real-world experiences from companies like yours that are fighting back
  • New Druva innovations that span data protection and cyber resilience

1 According to CyberSecurity Ventures, Top 5 Cybersecurity Facts, Figures, Predictions, And Statistics For 2020 To 2021. Published March 2020
2 According to CyberSecurity Ventures, 60 Percent Of Small Companies Close Within 6 Months Of Being Hacked. Published January 2019
3 According to IDC, IDC 2021 Ransomware Study: Where You Are Matters!, Doc US48093721. Published 20 July 2021

Cyber Resilience Virtual Summit videos

Welcome and Introduction

Stephen Manley, CTO, Druva

When your data is taken hostage, you need the right people on your team to get it back. Join Druva CTO, Stephen Manley as he introduces the experts and the strategies that will help you recover your data faster than ever before.

CISO Keynote

Mike Towers, CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

Healthcare and pharmaceuticals are among the most highly impacted industries when it comes to ransomware attacks. Mike Towers, CISO of global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company Takeda, will share his unique perspective on the evolution of cyber resilience.

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Evolving Standards in Security

Larry Hughes, Security Educator and Author

Your organization’s security posture is only as strong as your weakest vendor. Larry Hughes is a contributor for the Cloud Security Alliance, expert on the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and long-time educator on cyber security. He’ll talk about how best practices in cyber security are evolving to encompass not only security for your own environment, but supply chain security as well.

Ransomware: Building Multi-Layered Defense and Accelerating Recovery

Stephen Manley, CTO
Celeste Kinswood, Sr PMM
Badri Raghunathan, Director, Products, Druva

Druva leaders, including our CTO, VP of Product, and Sr PMM of cyber resilience, will highlight the security of the Druva Cloud Platform and discuss concrete steps you can take to protect your organization’s backup data from ransomware. Finally, we’ll unveil an industry-first solution for automating ransomware recovery that will help you get your organization back on its feet faster.

Making the Cloud More Resilient Together

Stephen Manley, CTO, Druva with partners from Dell and AWS

Getting your data back when it has been taken hostage requires not only the right team, but also battle-hardened technology. Druva CTO Stephen Manley will be joined by leaders from industry giants Dell and AWS to discuss how proven technology is critical to protecting your cloud journey.

Bridging the Gap: Security and Backups

Rishi Bhargava, VP of Product Strategy, Palo Alto Networks
Prem Ananthakrishnan, VP Product, Druva

Many security and IT teams lack coordination when it comes to detecting ransomware and responding to attacks. In this session Rishi Bhargava from Palo Alto Networks will talk with Prem Ananthakrishnan from Druva, about the evolution of the ransomware threat, how partnerships can enable orchestration and automation, and their real-life experiences coordinating both teams and technology to improve protection and recovery workflows.

Customer Perspective

Craig Guinasso, Senior Director, Data Security & Compliance, Guardant Health
Brian Hunt, VP of Global Sales Engineering, Druva

From managing SOC and CERT teams to selecting solutions for the security stack, security leaders are critical to cyber resilience. Join Druva’s VP of Global Sales Engineering Brian Hunt and Druva customer, as they walk us through how to build a ransomware playbook and provide actionable advice on how to recover from an attack.

Looking Ahead: Closing Remarks and Key Takeaways

Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva

The work of cyber resilience is never done, but Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh is ready for whatever the future may bring. Join him for a forward-looking session on the evolution of cyber resilience and upcoming innovations from Druva.

Protect backups from ransomware and accelerate recovery

Get peace of mind knowing your backup data is safe, and be a hero when you get your organization back to normal faster than ever before.


Mike Towers
Chief Information Security Officer
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

continually balancing control and tolerance within the digital experience. He is accountable for the strategy, implementation and monitoring of the controls necessary to mitigate security risks and to assure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of Takeda’s data. Mike and his team design and execute measures to identify and safeguard the information and data supporting Takeda’s patients, people, biopharmaceutical research, development, global supply chain and commercial businesses across 110 countries, and ensure digital and technology systems are managed in accordance with compliance, quality, legal and regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Takeda, Mike was CISO at Allergan plc and before that, VP, Information Security Assurance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He has led due diligence and integration efforts for more than 50 acquisition and divesture transactions throughout his career, including four major acquisitions and one significant divestiture each valued at more than $40 billion.

Mike was recognized within HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives That Matter and 2019’s 100 Technology Executives to Watch and was awarded Information Security Executive of the Year within the Northeast region and Healthcare industry in 2020 and 2015. He is a regular speaker, author, and expert panelist on digital trust, information risk and cybersecurity. Mike passionately advocates cross-industry sharing and collaboration and serves on the Board of Directors for the Health Information Security & Analysis Center (H-ISAC), where he also chairs the Products & Services Committee. Mike is a venture capital Board Advisor for Cyberstarts, and sits on the executive advisory boards for Okta, Armis and Palo Alto.

Mike holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Mike splits his time between his home office in Cambridge, MA USA, and offices in Zurich and Tokyo.

Craig Guinasso
Sr. Director for Data Security and Compliance
Guardant Health

and develop a long-term corporate strategy for these areas. Mr. Guinasso has over two decades of experience in information security and data privacy across a variety of technology, healthcare, banking, and gaming companies. He has built several security organizations successfully attaining HITRUST and/or ISO27001. Mr. Guinasso began his career in law enforcement where he worked as a police officer for California State University Stanislaus. Mr. Guinasso is a Bay Area native.

Santhosh Rao
Senior Research Director, Analyst

He also advises technology executives on product strategy, GTM strategies and market trends. Mr. Rao’s areas of coverage include Backup and Recovery, Edge computing, Industrial IoT, Enterprise Storage and Video surveillance. Santhosh is the lead author for the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery solutions and Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays programs.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Rao worked as a Senior Solutions Architect with NetApp, where he designed storage solutions for cloud and virtualized environments. Before NetApp, he was a Senior QA Engineer with Dell India R and D Center, where he validated server, storage and systems management software solutions.

  • B.E., Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka
  • PGDIB, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

Larry Hughes
Cybersecurity Consultant
LJH Cybersecurity LLC

with a special place in his heart for those from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Larry is currently the Principal at LJH Cybersecurity, LLC, where he specializes in supply chain security for the US government. His previous roles include Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) at Equinix, the world’s largest data center company, and Head of Information Security at Larry reads patents for fun, so far about 4,000 of them.

Bryan Hicks
Director, Data Protection Global Technology Office
Dell Technologies

His global technology office has a broad vantage point across traditional and emerging trends such as high-value workloads, cyber security, cloud & virtualization, and business resiliency.

Martin Gaudreau
Senior Director, Infrastructure, Cloud and Technical Architecture platforms

Since 2015, he has been a key player in CDPQ’s cloud transformation. Martin leads CDPQ’s global IT infrastructure and cloud services platform, as well as its technical architecture teams. He is also responsible for the Cloud Center of Excellence.

Rishi Bhargava
Vice President of Product Strategy
Palo Alto Networks

where he was a co-founder and Vice President of the cybersecurity startup with the mission to make security operations “faster, leaner and smarter.” Prior to founding Demisto, he was vice president and general manager of the software-defined data center group at Intel Security.

Rishi Bhargava is Vice President and General Manager of Software Defined Datacenter Group, Intel Security Solutions Division at Intel Security, Inc. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he is responsible for delivering Intel integrated Security Solutions for data centers. Prior to his current role, Rishi was Vice President of Product Management for Datacenter and Server security products at McAfee, Part of Intel Security. During his tenure at McAfee, he led product management teams and launched multiple products to establish McAfee leadership in Risk & Compliance, Virtualization, and Cloud security.

Rishi joined McAfee by way of Solidcore (Enterprise Security Startup) acquisition by McAfee in 2009. At Solidcore, he was responsible for Product Management and Strategy. As one of the early employees and member of the core leadership team, he was instrumental in defining the company’s product strategy and growing the business; Solidcore’s technology is now the leading Application Whitelisting product in the Industry. Rishi holds over a dozen patents in the area of Computer Security.

Rishi holds a B. S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Rishi’s interests revolve around exploring new technologies and industry trends.

Jake Burns
Enterprise Strategist

Jake is an author for the AWS Enterprise Strategy Blog, moderator of the AWS for Executives LinkedIn group, host of the AWS Conversations with Leaders podcast, and is 4X AWS certified including AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional). In his previous role as VP of Cloud Services at Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Jake was responsible for enterprise-wide IT strategy and oversight of the infrastructure and support teams in North America, and he led the company’s cloud transformation including a successful all-in migration to AWS resulting in a 48% savings in total cost of ownership of IT.

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Jaspreet Singh

Jaspreet Singh
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

His entrepreneurial spirit enabled him to bootstrap Druva, which is now valued over $2 billion and trusted worldwide by thousands of companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud era. His market and technology insights led him to create the first cloud-native data protection platform, which delivers innovative technology solutions and a distinctive consumption model disrupting a legacy of aging hardware and software. Prior to starting Druva, Jaspreet held foundational roles at Veritas and Ensim Corp. Additionally, he holds multiple patents and has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Stephen Manley

Stephen Manley
Chief Technology Officer

Stephen found his passion in partnering with customers to solve data protection challenges for today’s enterprise and evolve modern data storage. He also spent time at NetApp as a senior technical director of data protection. Stephen is excited to connect with new customers and technology to transform how people protect, preserve, and use their data. Stephen works tirelessly to bring the latest innovative technologies to our customers, so they can always protect, manage, and increasingly obtain more value from their data.

Prem Ananthakrishnan
Vice President, Products

He is seasoned at leading cloud/SaaS transformation and growth initiatives across the organization aligning both customer and business outcomes and has a solid track record of building, launching, and commercializing highly successful SaaS and security products. As Vice President of Products at Druva, he is responsible for product and to go to market strategy, roadmap execution and product experience. Under his leadership, Druva exceeded $100M in ARR ($2B+ valuation), delivering a world class SaaS data protection platform that supports over 2.5 Billion backups a day for 4000+ customers. Prior to Druva, Prem was a senior executive at AppSense (acquired by Landesk in 2016) and before that held product leadership roles in the Security space at organizations like Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems.

Prem has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications and Business from University of Colorado-Boulder and a B.S in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai, India.

Brian Hunt
Vice President,
Global Sales Engineering

Throughout his career, he has worked within a wide range of industries, from cybersecurity and service providers to large global enterprises, and small and mid-market organizations. In all of these experiences, Brian witnessed first-hand how organizational demand for agility, cost and compliance can lead to ineffective security and overwhelming complexity. At Druva, Brian thrives in delivering measurable results for industry leading organizations with a platform that simplifies the complex leveraging the power of the cloud. With a passion for achieving operational excellence and efficiency, Brian is an advocate for cloud data protection as a fundamental business strategy that will help thousands shed aging and costly hardware, streamline operations, and lower costs.

Celeste Kinswood
Senior Product
Marketing Manager

to Druva’s data protection solutions. She has pursued her passion for security in both the enterprise and consumer spaces with companies like Cisco, Proofpoint, and Mozilla. She is thrilled to help shape the future of data protection at Druva.

Badri Raghunathan
Director, Products

Prior to Druva, Badri led product and engineering for cloud security, AI products across enterprise, consumer companies like Symantec, Cisco, Qualys, Bosch and a stint as a founder at his own cloud devsecops startup. 

Badri holds 9 U.S. patents and has an MBA (University of California Berkeley) , M.S.,  B.S. degrees in electrical engineering.

A technology entrepreneur, product person at heart, Badri is thrilled to be at hyper-growth Druva, working with passionate engineers, PMs, and cross-functional teams on solving pressing data protection problems for customers.

Companies trust Druva to protect their backup data from cyber attacks

“Druva was the obvious choice. I couldn’t believe we were paying so much before for things we can automate in Druva.”

Rob Ljunggren, Director of IT

“The ROI on the Druva solution — we have found that just one hour of downtime in our previous Veeam environment pays for the Druva Cloud Platform”

Robert Elworthy, Assistant Director of IT

Multi-layered defense and accelerated recovery

Druva Cloud Platform

Druva’s comprehensive cloud data protection and multi-layered defense are paired with workflow orchestration and automated recovery tools to improve response time, prevent reinfection, and reduce data loss. You’ll protect, detect, respond, and recover quicker in the event of a ransomware attack.