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Atlanta-based Southern Co. has named Tom Wilson vice president and chief information security officer of Southern Company Services Inc. In this role, Wilson will manage the company's cybersecurity risk.

Wilson joined Southern Co. in 1989 in the IT applications organization at Southern Company Services Inc. Since 2008, he has served as the company's director of IT security.

"As cybersecurity issues continue to be a top priority for electric utilities, we are vigilant in addressing cyber vulnerabilities," says Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Co. chairman, president and CEO. "Tom's depth of experience, knowledge and industry reputation will enable us to strengthen the operation, reliability and security of our electric infrastructure."



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