Commvault appoints global cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway to chair its Cyber Resilience Council

Tinton Falls-based Commvault on Monday announced Melissa Hathaway will join the firm as a strategic adviser and serve as the chairperson for its newly formed Cyber Resilience Council. Under Hathaway’s leadership, the council will advise on emerging security trends and cyberthreats as well as highlight best-practices in cyber-resilience, all of which can play a key role in shaping product development, defining partnership opportunities and guiding business strategies.

Hathaway brings a unique combination of policy, technical expertise and boardroom experience to Commvault. In her current role as president of Hathaway Global Strategies, she consults Fortune 500 companies on cybersecurity, enterprise risk management and technology assessment. She also advises clients regarding emerging cyberthreats, policy initiatives, regulation and other industry matters that may affect their current and future business.

Hathaway has worked with the highest levels of governments. She served in two presidential administrations, leading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for President George W. Bush. She received the National Intelligence Reform Medal and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for her leadership.

Hathaway has also worked extensively with international institutions like NATO, the International Telecommunications Union, the Organization of American States and the World Bank, and is affiliated with distinguished institutions, including Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Canada’s School of Public Service and Toronto Metropolitan University.

At Commvault, she is poised to steer the Cyber Resilience Council towards making meaningful and lasting impacts.

“I’m delighted to serve as a strategic adviser to Commvault and work with members of the Cyber Resilience Council,” Hathaway said. “In an era of nonstop and escalating cyberthreats, the need for cyber-resilience has never been more imperative. Commvault plays a leading role in helping companies detect, respond and, if necessary, quickly recover from attacks. I look forward continuing to work with Commvault to advance resilience for organizations globally.”

“We are thrilled to have Melissa Hathaway, a true luminary in the field of cybersecurity, lead our Cyber Resilience Council,” Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO and president, Commvault, said. “Her deep expertise, coupled with our mission, will undoubtedly help Commvault continue to pave the way for a safer, more resilient digital future.”