Veeam’s Gil Vega awarded 2021 CISO of the Year

CISO, Business, Veeam's Gil Vega awarded 2021 CISO of the Year

Veeam’s CISO Gil Vega has been awarded 2021 Chief Information Security Officer of the Year.

In a year where cybersecurity has taken centre stage, our very own Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Gil Vega has been recognized as a top security leader. As a part of the WashingtonExec Chief Officer Awards, he was named 2021 Chief Information Security Officer of the Year.

Gil has played a pivotal role in leading the overall vision for security-related resources, advancing data governance and compliance strategies, and extending federal government data protection practices.

We’ve all seen the impact of ransomware grabbing headlines or even affecting our personal lives this year. Data loss is impacting our school systems, critical infrastructure and even government agencies and departments. Serving the federal government means a lot to us at Veeam and is personally important to Gil, who has a deep background leading public sector cybersecurity efforts at agencies like the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security and within the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community.

Gil understands the challenges federal IT and cybersecurity leaders face through his own experiences. His work has enabled national security organizations and DOD components to quickly restore more than a petabyte of data so they could continue mission-critical functions.


The WashingtonExec Chief Officer Awards recognize the most impactful and innovative executives in the C-suite across government and industry. Gil was recognized as a co-winner of the CISO private company category at the virtual awards ceremony on May 27, 2021.

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  • CISO, Business, Veeam's Gil Vega awarded 2021 CISO of the Year

    CEO and Chairman of the Board, Veeam An experienced executive with more than 30 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, William Largent was Veeam’s Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations and a board member prior to becoming CEO and Chairman of the Board. William has been part of Veeam’s growth since 2008, and has more than 30 years of operations and leadership experience in growth companies. Prior to joining Veeam, he was CEO of Applied Innovation, Inc., a public company previously traded on the NASDAQ – National Market System. William also worked with other members of the Veeam executive team at Aelita Software where he was Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Prior to Aelita, William was CFO of Plug Power where he managed the company’s initial public offering with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as lead underwriter, raising more than $150 million in equity. His earlier career includes executive positions with Liebert Corporation, Metatec Corporation, and others. He began his career with Touche Ross & Co., now Deloitte.