Veeam Announces New Chief Information Security Officer

Gil Vega will report to Bill Largent, Veeam CEO, and will be part of the company’s executive management team.

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Gil Vega, Veeam
Gil Vega, Veeam

Veeam Software has appointed Gil Vega as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Vega will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the vendor’s vision and strategy to ensure its information assets and solutions are adequately protected, and will be pivotal in driving strategies to help customers protect their critical data across multiple environments and ensure regulatory compliance. He has held various cybersecurity leadership posts within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community. Vega will report to Bill Largent, Veeam Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and will be part of the company’s executive management team.

Bill Largent, CEO, Veeam, said, “Cybersecurity is a top concern for business leaders, which is why they look to Veeam to ensure that their data is managed and protected no matter where it resides. To ensure that we continue to pioneer this space, and help build out our offerings across all sectors, I am delighted that Gil has joined our executive team. His experience is second-to-none, and I know that under his leadership we will take our data security, governance and compliance strategy and policies to the next level to continue to lead the industry.”

With more than 22 years’ experience, Vega is a security expert through and through. Before joining Veeam, Vega was Managing Director & CISO responsible for global cybersecurity, technology risk and compliance at CME Group Inc., based in Chicago. Prior to that, Vega was a member of the US Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service and served as the Associate Chief Information Officer & CISO for the U.S. Department of Energy and US Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Washington, DC.

Gil Vega, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Veeam, said, “Veeam’s DNA revolves around delivering the ultimate customer experience and ensuring that data is protected irrespective of its location. Veeam’s vision and strategy is unchallenged in the market, and has an exceptionally solid roadmap through 2020 and beyond. I am excited about leading Veeam’s effort for taking internal data security, governance and compliance strategy and processes to the next level.”

Vega holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Information Systems & Information Assurance, is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having participated in combat operations in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

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