Thien La

  • VP, Cyber Security Innovation, Architecture, Engineering and Risk Governance, Humana

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Thien La works for Humana as Vice President, Cyber Security Innovation, Architecture, Engineering and Risk Governance. Thien is responsible for leading Humana's core security architecture and innovation, engineering support for many security technologies, and for EIP's audit, assurance, and compliance related cyber objectives including third party security.     

Thien was previously the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. He joined Wellmark in 2016 as Vice President and CISO where he was responsible for cyber security strategy and the operational effectiveness of information security controls across the enterprise. 

Previously, Thien served as Senior Vice President, Business Information Security Officer for Global Banking and Markets at Bank of America where he headed a global information security team supporting more than 50,000 users. He was also responsible for information security in Latin America (11 countries) and Canada. He also has experience at SunGard Data Systems as Vice President, Global Head of Application Risk Management and Business Continuity, and more than 10 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in Technology Risk where he held various leadership positions in cybersecurity and risk management.
Thien was a board member of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC) where he currently serves as co-chair of the Software Security Working Group. He was also an active member of the Amazon Web Services CISO Council.   

Thien earned a B.A.Sc., Computer Engineering specializing in Communication Systems from the University of Toronto. Thien is based in Washington, D.C.