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Vaile named chief information security officer

By Ken Stafford

Robert Vaile has been selected as the chief information security officer effective Nov. 1.

As the director of the information security and compliance office, Vaile will be responsible for leading information systems security while protecting unauthorized access, working collaboratively with the campus community on the development and implementation of university IT security policies, IT security architecture, policies, and standards; risk management including assessment, incident management, IT security systems management and security awareness and training. Vaile will also lead K-State’s security incident response team. 

Vaile has a vast background in information security. He served as director of information risk and compliance with Consumers Energy in Michigan, manager of security and privacy enterprise risk services with Deloitte and Touche in Dallas, and corporate manager for information security with IDAcorp/Idaho Power.

“I am excited for the opportunity to bring my family to Manhattan and to apply my skills and abilities at Kansas State University,” said Vaile.

Vaile earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and master’s in engineering management from Ohio State University and a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

By Ken Stafford

(Editor’s note: Reprinted from K-State Today’s article published Sept. 19, 2012.)

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