Chief Information Security Officer
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Sherry Ryan, is responsible for proactively overseeing all ongoing activities related to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive BSC electronic data; as well as compliance with federal, state and local laws and BSC’s electronic security policies regarding the handling of legal, financial, personal, health and other sensitive information in compliance with federal and state laws and BSC’s electronic security practices. Previously, Sherry was Hewlett-Packard’s CISO and held similar positions at Safeway and Levi Strauss where she established and led their information security programs. She served as a member of former Vice President Gore's National Performance Review Small Business Advisor Task Force. Sherry holds the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from ISC2. She is a member of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Sherry holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, and earned her MBA from the College of Notre Dame. She is based in San Francisco, California.