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Sheryl Hanchar is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) where she leads the company Information Security and Governance, Risk, and Compliance programs.
Sheryl has over 25 years of Information Technology and Security experience serving in leadership roles for international multibillion-dollar firms with responsibilities of managing cybersecurity and information technology risk, supply chain risk, regulatory compliance, budget and financial scaling, and operational improvements.
Prior to her current role, Sheryl held the titles of CISO and vCISO providing guidance and strategy at HireRight, a background screening firm, and at Ingram Micro where she delivered framework and strategy aligned with acquisition and migration implementation.
As Global Deputy CISO for Broadcom Corporation, she led divisions aligned with Cyber, Insider Threat and Identity and Access Management and product\supply chain security initiatives. She was Chairman of and founded the Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG). While at Harris Corporation, Sheryl established and managed the Security Operations Center, Incident Response, and Threat Mitigation teams. During this time, Sheryl partnered with the Defense Industrial Base (DSIE) to grow intelligence-sharing capabilities aligned with protecting our nation’s warfighting tools and technological secrets. Sheryl also held leadership positions preparing firms for PCI and IT Audits.
Sheryl is an Officer within the Information Warfare Community with 20 years of service in The United States Navy Reserves. She is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she served in Iraq (2004) leading the implementation of the Navy’s down range communications.
She holds a Master of Science in Information Security from Pace University, a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Dominican College, and has received many distinguished awards. She has been recognized for her speaking engagements, has authored multiple publications, and has achieved the certifications CISSP, CEH, CISA, and GCIH.
Sheryl’s volunteer service includes her 3-year trustee position with a local veteran’s organization in Satellite Beach FL, mentoring junior cyber warfighters on resume writing, certification preparation, and career paths. She is married and lives in the Melbourne, FL area with her dog, Tebow.