Shawn Harris is the Director of Information Security at Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) and serves as the Information Security Officer of the Americas. In this role, he is responsible for implementing security best practices, monitoring security incidents, remediating security vulnerabilities and generating high-impact security architecture to achieve and deliver results.
With over 25 years of cybersecurity experience, Shawn holds multiple industry certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). He is on the board of directors for The National Technology Security Coalition, Hackers for Change and is an advisory board member of several prestigious organizations including Cybersecurity Competency Group (CSCG), RSA Conference Program Committee, and the Microsoft Cybersecurity Customer Advisory board. He is the co-chair of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix working group and was named one of Security Magazine’s Top Cybersecurity Leaders in 2021. Harris has spoken at several esteemed events, most notably the RSA Conference and ISC2 World Congress.
Shawn is passionate about building and strengthening highly engaged teams, fostering a culture of growth and forward-thinking mindsets. He coaches through challenges to empower individuals to think and operate independently and drive innovation. When not working, you can find Shawn in his home-built campervan exploring the Southwest with his wife and two dogs.