In her role as Group Chief Information Security Officer, Cheri is responsible for information and cyber security governance, strategy, third party risk management, regulatory engagement, policy development, vulnerability assessments, training and awareness, and industry partnerships.
With more than 25 years of industry and government experience, she serves on the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cybersecurity, and on the boards of The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the UK Cyber Defence Alliance. Cheri is a frequent presenter at international conferences on cyber risk management and resilience, information sharing, and cybercrime, and has testified numerous times as an invited expert witness before the US Congress.
From 2010 to 2012, she served as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council – one of 16 critical sectors identified by the President and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the government on critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and cybersecurity. She is a past board member of the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and a former member of the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining the Bank in June 2016, she served for six years as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy at Symantec. Prior to this she held senior cybersecurity roles at Microsoft, the US Department of Homeland Security Cyber Division/US-CERT, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Cheri holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA from the University of California at Riverside.