Bryan Kissinger, VP and CISO, Banner Health

Bryan C. Kissinger, PhD

Bryan is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona. He leads a department focused on 6 key capabilities: Data Protection, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Incident Management and Response, Identity and Access Management, Security Architecture, and Security Governance. Bryan and his team are focusing on accelerating maturity and reducing risk across all 6 of these functional areas.

Prior to joining Banner Health, Bryan was Vice President, IT Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, California. He was a key member of Sharp’s IT Leadership Team focusing on managing IT risks and the protection of critical information and computing infrastructure. He was responsible for leading the enterprise-wide IT risk management function and the information security operations team for Sharp HealthCare. Within 18 months of assuming this leadership role, Bryan and his team were able to rapidly mature their program’s capabilities and significantly reduce IT risk across the organization.

Previously, Bryan held leadership roles with Kaiser Permanente, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and the Mayo Clinic.  He is a Navy veteran, having served as a Surface Warfare Officer for seven years on active duty with tours in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf theaters.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in Business Administration, and a PhD in Information Technology Management. His certifications include CISSP, CISA, CCNA, CWNA, and MCP for Microsoft Windows 2000.