State CISO Vinod Brahmapuram leaving for the private sector position that will work with state and local governments

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Release Date: 
03/21/2022

State Chief Information Security Officer Vinod Brahmapuram has announced he will be resigning, effective March 31, to become Senior Director for Security Practice at a Fortune 500 company

State Chief Information Officer Bill Kehoe will serve as both state CIO and acting CISO while WaTech conducts a nationwide search for Vinod’s successor.

“I want to congratulate Vinod on his new position and wish him the best,” Kehoe said. “I also want to thank him for all he has done to build a solid security foundation. I have been thoroughly impressed by his talent and am grateful for his commitment to the state of Washington and WaTech.” 

Some of his Vinod’s achievements during the past 29 months include:

  • Leading the development of an operational plan that paved the way for cybersecurity legislation, approved by the Legislature in 2021.
  • Improving the state’s resilience, including the implementation of several new enterprise security tools and services.
  • Fostering and enabling a community of state agency security professionals who now view cybersecurity from an enterprise perspective.

Brahmapuram said he’s grateful for his time in Washington. “The security staff at WaTech’s Office of Cybersecurity – and at all the state agencies – have taught me so much,” he said. “I am constantly impressed with their professionalism and tireless efforts to make this state more secure. Through our combined efforts, the state is in a much better place today than it was when I first arrived.”