Sydney Klein serves as Chief Information Security and Data Officer (CISDO) 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.
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.Sydney dedicates much of her time fostering a sense of inclusion and a diverse environment that hires and promotes people who typically come from tangential industries, roles, and experiences. Committed to women’s advancement, diversity and inclusion, Sydney is proud to be a part of BMS, a company that has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, by Working Mother’s Top Companies for Executive Women, and by Disability:IN as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. In 2015, the organization achieved gender parity and continues to grow in the representation of women in the manager and professional categories. The company is on track to achieve global gender parity at the executive level by December 2022. In addition, as of December 2020, BMS’ Board of Directors contained 35.7% female leaders, 14.3% of which are Asian American and 14.3% of which are Black/African American.
Sydney has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. As the company’s CISDO, she leadsBMS’ efforts to be a data-driven biopharmaceutical powerhouse, leveraging data to unimagined possibilities while ensuring digital and data ecosystems are secure. Prior to joining BMS, she served as Vice President of Cyber at Capital One Financial where she led various programs, including Line of Business Information Security Officers, Information Assurance Third-Party Management, Application Security,Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, and Cyber Incident Management. Sydney received her B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University with a double concentration in Information Knowledge Management and Health Systems. She holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification.