Druva appoints Yogesh Badwe as chief security officer

Bringing nearly 15 years’ experience in leading mature cyber security programs at high-growth organisations to Druva, Badwe will oversee all facets of Druva’s cyber security posture, while enhancing the company’s security strategy and driving cyber and data resilience intiatives.

Prior to joining Druva, Badwe spent the last seven years in a number of security leadership positions at Okta, most recently serving as senior director of information security.

While at Okta, Badwe built and led teams responsible for managing the company’s prevention, detection, and response strategies.

Before this, he led various information and product security programs at Salesforce, Orange Business Services, and Global Telesystems Ltd. (now GTL Ltd.).

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New Druva CSO Badwe said: “Having operated at the cyber security frontline and through working closely with customers and partners over the years, I have seen first-hand how critical security is to any organisation’s success.

“As a custodian of data, security is Druva’s number one priority. Cyber security is already woven into the fabric and foundation of Druva’s technology and practices, which has helped gain customer trust.

“I look forward to leading the talented security team at Druva to build upon that trust by further enhancing the already robust security program, and by partnering with customers to meet their data resilience and compliance needs.”

Stephen Manley, CTO of Druva, commented: “Badwe has a proven track record of building world-class security organisations and brings compelling insights into today’s ever-changing data security landscape.

“With extensive cyber transformation and security management experience, Badwe is the ideal leader to ensure our security strategy stays ahead of the continuously evolving threat landscape by delivering new and innovative solutions to keep data safe and secure for our customers.”

Druva’s Data Resiliency Cloud looks to keep up with accelerating demand for data resiliency, as cyber threats continue to diversify.

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Aaron Hurst

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