Sydney Klein serves as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Infrastructure and Cyber for Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Sydney has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. As the Head of Infrastructure and Cyber, she leads BMS’ efforts to create a seamless digital experience with human touch that engenders trust for colleagues, customers, and patients by balancing innovation and security, while protecting BMS’ most valued information. In addition to this role, Sydney is a strong ally to underrepresented communities. She is a member of the BMS’ Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, the executive sponsor of the IT Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the executive sponsor for the local Pride Alliance People and Business Resource Group chapter, which aims to empower LGBTQ+ inclusion, awareness, and engagement.
25 WOMEN IN CYBER
Cyberattacks are the number one business risk in most of the world, according to a 2022 study from the World Economic Forum. Not all cyber threats are alike, and diverse problems require diverse solutions. Yet, the cyber industry is predominantly led by men. How can we solve this significant threat to the business world with only half of the population? Fortunately, the women who make up that percentage are some of the fiercest in the greater technology industry. In this series, The Female Quotient and Deloitte are putting a spotlight on 25 women at the forefront of the cyber revolution, amplifying their career advice and sharing their insights on how the industry will evolve in the future. Their stories are proof that behind every functioning society is a woman in cyber.