Sherrie Cowley

Sherrie Cowley has worked in technology for over 25 years from supervising technical support, managing software engineering, leading identity and access management, and overseeing cybersecurity. She has worked as an engineer and leader for FranklinCovey, Adobe, LDS Church, Swire Coca-Cola, and is currently overseeing security operations and engineering for 3M’s health care division. Sherrie leads a team of engineers from around the world who are responsible for penetration testing, incident response, IAM, vulnerability management, threat hunting, database security, cloud security, and system administration. Her team of engineers secure information systems for over 7500 hospitals in the US and thousands of hospitals around the world, including Department of Defense and Veteran Hospitals.

She has a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Utah, where she won the best application contest by developing VoteNow, an application designed to inform the community about legislative bills and provide feedback to legislators. Sherrie has also won multiple ethical hacking challenges from SANS Institute.

She has served as a member of AmeriCorps, assisting families and children in need, and joined America Reads where she tutored refugees and children in low economy homes at the Neighborhood House. She has managed and assisted coaching many soccer teams, including a team of refugee players where she collected donations to help them cover expenses and obtain college scholarships.

She is in the presidency of InfraGard and acts as a liaison for the FBI with corporations throughout Utah, Idaho, and Montana. She is a founding member of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) for Utah and a member of the Utah CISO Forum and SiliconSlopes for CyberSecurity. She has spoken at conferences such as DefCon, SaintCon, HackWest, CyberCraift, and BSides SLC. She has also presented at many universities including the University of Utah, BYU, Southern Utah University, and Utah Valley University.