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Commvault Appoints Gareth Russell as its CTO for APAC

2024/05/28 14:21 pm | Reading Time: 2:00

Commvault has announced the appointment of Gareth Russell as Field Chief Technology Officer of Security for Asia Pacific (APAC), enhancing the company's cyber resilience expertise. In response to the escalating threat posed by ransomware, Commvault is committed to sharing its technical knowledge in data security and cyber resilience with more clients and partners in the region, a commitment underscored by the creation of this new role.

Gareth Russell brings a wealth of cybersecurity experience to his new role at Commvault. With a background in digital transformation, risk management, cyber resilience, and cyber strategy, Russell has a proven track record of assisting governments and organizations in the Asia Pacific region in defining and managing their cyber risk postures. His achievements include the implementation, transformation, and operation of cybersecurity capabilities, as well as the integration of cybersecurity into organizational cultures.

Russell expressed his excitement about joining Commvault at a critical time for cybersecurity in the region. "Bringing my experience to Commvault excites me, especially in light of the rising cyber threats in our area," he said. "I will be concentrating on improving cyber resilience tactics, which will involve assisting organizations throughout APAC in fortifying their recovery capacities." Russell emphasized the urgency of the cyber threat landscape, noting, "These days, when it comes to cyberattacks, it’s not a matter of if but when." He looks forward to collaborating with enterprises to enhance their cyber readiness and preparedness.

Russell's primary goal in his new role is to work with organisations to strengthen their cyber resilience strategies and enhance their defences against the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats. Martin Creighan, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Commvault, highlighted the company's commitment to supporting partners and customers in protecting their data, stating, "In the past few months, we have made great progress in putting together a senior staff with unmatched expertise and experience. With Gareth’s appointment, we can better support our partners and customers in their efforts to protect their data.”

 

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