April Sather
UC Irvine
Assistant Chief Information Security Officer
Biographical Info
As Assistant Chief Information Security Officer at the University of California, Irvine, April partners with the CISO and security team to develop and deliver a comprehensive information security strategy. Her mandate also includes developing, implementing, and evaluating campus-wide cybersecurity risk management processes and policies.

April has over a decade’s experience leading cybersecurity, enterprise transformation initiatives, post-merger integration, and data governance functions. She has an informed perspective on what matters most in enterprise IT, effectively delivering both innovation and operational excellence. Before joining UCI, April was Chief Information Security Officer and Director, Innovation, Architecture, and Security Services at Pacific Blue Cross. Earlier roles include positions at Deloitte, Sun, Computer Sciences Corporation, and First West Credit Union.

April earned her MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and Bachelors of Information Technology & Commerce from Bond University, Australia. April is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and a Lean Blackbelt. April is also a CPRI Fellow at the University of California Irvine’s Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute.
Areas of Specialty
Information Technology and Services