As Mastercard's deputy chief security officer, Alissa “Dr. Jay” Abdullah leads the Emerging Corporate Security Solutions team and is responsible for protecting Mastercard’s information assets and driving the future of security.
Prior to Mastercard, Dr. Jay was the chief information security officer of Xerox, where she established and led a corporate-wide information risk management program. Dr. Jay also served as the deputy chief information officer of the White House, where she helped modernize the Executive Office of the President's IT systems with cloud services and virtualization.
Dr. Jay holds a PhD in Information Technology Management from Capella University, a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Savannah State University.