Ryan Allen joined the UAB Health System as the Chief Information Security Officer in January 2020. He oversees a team of cybersecurity experts who protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information and systems used by our workforce, collaborating with colleagues within and beyond the UAB enterprise.
Mr. Allen brings a wealth of experience to the UAB leadership team. He served as the CISO for the State of Alabama from 2017-2020. Prior to that he served as the Division Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security for Children’s Hospital of Alabama, where he led IT operations functions for the third-largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. Ryan held a concurrent role with the UAB Department of Pediatrics as the Director of Operations, overseeing the Department’s IT and facilities efforts.
Ryan has a Master’s of Science in Health Administration and a BA in Technical Writing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and also holds CISSP, and CHPS certifications. He earned a Presidential Service Award for his time spent volunteering as a POST certified police officer and continues to work with local law enforcement on cyber-crime initiatives.
Ryan is affiliated with numerous community organizations, including; serving as a Board Member of Lord Wedgwood Charity, and the Coach Safely Foundation as well and a participating member of several national organizations focused on improving healthcare technology.