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Pauley Promoted to Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at TEA

Todd Pauley has held a variety of positions with the agency since 2013.

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Todd Pauley has been promoted to deputy chief information security officer at the Texas Education Agency.

Todd Pauley
Pauley has held various positions with the agency since joining it about nine years ago. His promotion to the deputy CISO role occurred in April.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Pauley is an experienced leader “with a broad range of expertise in IT operations and development. CISSP, Security+, ITIL and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified.”

The profile lists Pauley’s “(s)trong communication skills and the ability to frame technical problems in clearly defined terms between teams. The ability to understand complex business processes and based on that knowledge, propose highly effective, analytic solutions. A fast learner with attention to detail in all areas of project management, development and operational technologies.”

Pauley started at the TEA as computer access lead, moving up to network engineer/Zendesk developer, cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity coordinator and deputy chief information security officer.

Before joining the TEA, he worked at the Texas Department of Transportation as systems analyst, then as an IT auditor.

He has worked for Dell as a Linux technician, Putnam County Schools as a computer specialist, and nCompass Networks as a system engineer.

He received a bachelor's in business administration/computer information systems from Campbell University.

This article has been updated to correct Todd Pauley's position with TEA.
Darren Nielsen is the former lead editor for Industry Insider — Texas.