Alissa “Dr. Jay” Abdullah is Mastercard’s deputy chief security officer and is responsible for leading the Emerging Corporate Security Solutions team and protecting Mastercard’s information assets as well as driving the future of security. 

Prior to Mastercard, she served as the chief information security officer of Xerox where she established and led the information risk management program. She 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.  

Dr. Jay is a member of Smartsheet’s Board of Directors and Girls in Tech’s Board of Directors. She also serves as Vice Chair of BITS, the technology policy division of the Bank Policy Institute.  

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.

Alissa “Dr. Jay” Abdullah
Deputy Chief Security Officer