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Southern Company names Tom Wilson senior vice president and chief information security officer

Southern Company has announced the promotion of Tom Wilson to Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Southern Company.

Wilson joined Southern Company in 1989 and has served as VP and CISO since 2013. He is responsible for managing cybersecurity strategy and risk across all Southern Company affiliates and business units. Wilson has more than 30 years of experience leading multiple technology functions for the utility industry, with cybersecurity experience dating back to the late 1990s. For more than 12 years, he has worked with company executives, directors, and industry leaders to develop critical initiatives to bolster cybersecurity and resiliency for Southern Company and the industry.

Under Wilson’s guidance, Southern Company has strived to be an industry leader in cybersecurity, as reflected by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) grant of Certification under the SAFETY Act in 2018 for the Company’s cybersecurity risk management program.

Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Georgia and completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.