Veeam® Software, a provider of backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, announced that Gil Vega has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). 

Vega will be responsible for ensuring that Veeam's information assets and solutions are adequately protected, in addition to 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.

Previously, Vega was Managing Director & CISO responsible for global cybersecurity, technology risk & compliance at CME Group Inc., based in Chicago. 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.

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