Mastering Ransomware Resiliency


Ransomware attacks are ubiquitous in today’s IT climate - and when they hit, they can be catastrophic. The cost of remediating an attack is frequently in the millions. To keep your business afloat, you need a game plan to be resilient against ransomware. This includes preventing attacks, dealing with them quickly when they do happen, and implementing disaster recovery strategies that will help you maintain business continuity. Zones Solutions Architect Brad Mateski will discuss all of the above in this breakout discussion with our partners at Veritas, Robert T. Thompson, Vice President of Americas East and Canada, and Dan Rodriguez, Solutions Engineer.

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Speaker: Brad Mateski
Position: Solutions Architect, Zones

Background: Brad has more than 10 years of experience leading discovery conversations to gain a deeper understanding of clients' IT environments and determining hardware and software requirements as well as compatibility in order to position complete and accurate solutions. As a Solution Architect for Cyber Security at Zones, Brad delivers solutions to clients that include discovery, design, procurement, warehousing, staging, implementation, and managed services. Before joining Zones, Brad was an information assurance officer for the U.S. Army for more than 10 years.

Robert Thompson

Speaker: Robert Thompson

Position: VP of Sales, Veritas

Background: As Vice President of Americas East and Canada, Robert T. Thompson is responsible for developing and growing business with Veritas Technologies’ most critical clients and partners. Thompson owns the creation, transformation and execution of the go-to-market strategy while defining the organizational culture and employee development. Thompson has consistently delivered company-leading revenue growth by focusing on the alignment of client challenges with transformative IT solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in technology leadership and his industry expertise in security and information management spans many vertical industries including financial services, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, manufacturing, and insurance.

Prior to joining Veritas, Thompson held various sales and marketing leadership positions at Automatic Data Process and eCredit, Inc. Through these years, Thompson refined his belief in an organizational culture based on entrepreneurial focus, inquisitive thought, and measurable desired outcomes.

Thompson holds a master’s degree in business administration [MBA] from the Yale School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Stonehill College [BS].

Dan Rodriguez

Speaker: Dan Rodriguez

Position: Solutions Engineer, Veritas

Background: At Veritas, Dan’s day to day involves helping customers solve complex data problems from Ransomware to Cloud and everything in between. With 15 years of IT experience – spanning roles from Server Analyst, Storage Engineer and Solutions Engineer – he excels in troubleshooting server and network issues, as well as providing end user support that produces the best results, while promoting overall continuity of IT systems. Dan currently resides in New England and holds a bachelor's degree in computer sciences from the University of Connecticut.