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Veeam Appoints Gil Vega as CISO

He will help company scale internal security and compliance processes and successfully navigate the complex and evolving Cloud Data Management market as customers strive to secure and protect critical data

Veeam Software named Gil Vega as CISO).  Vega comes from CME Group, where he was designated as MD & CISO. He was also working with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Washington, DC as the Associate CIO & CISO.

Besides, 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 CEO, and will be part of the company’s executive management team.

With more than 22 years’ experience, Vega is a security expert through and through. Prior to his career in financial services, Vega was a member of the U.S. Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service and served as the Associate Chief Information Officer & CISO for the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Washington, DC.

“Data is the most critical asset in any organization, but protecting it [data] against threats – both external and internal – is becoming more complex,” said Bill Largent, CEO at Veeam. “Cyber-security 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.”

“I am thrilled to join Veeam, not only because it is the leader in Cloud Data Management, but being in a position to have examined the vision of where the company is going I firmly believe Veeam will continue to transform the industry,” commented Gil Vega, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Veeam. “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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