Speaker details

Dr. Donnie Wendt

Principal Security Researcher


Dr. Donnie Wendt is a Principal Security Engineer on Mastercard's Security Research Team. He has been active in the security automation community for several years and is a recognized thought leader in the field. Donnie led Mastercard's involvement in an integrated pilot of the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense framework with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, the FS-ISAC, and two other financial services companies. He has worked at Mastercard for 17 years,  including serving as the Lead Engineer for security automation and endpoint security. In addition to his professional experience, Donnie is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity at Utica College, where he has taught in the Master's program since 2016. Donnie earned his doctorate in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University in 2020, where his research focused on security automation in the financial sector. He also holds an MS in Cybersecurity from Utica College.


Date Title

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2021

Nov 10, 2021
Security Automation for Better Threat Response
Machine Learning: Cybersecurity’s Friend & Foe

European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021

Sep 15, 2021
Security Automation Track
Security Automation in the Financial Sector: Research Findings, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

CyberNext Summit 2019

Oct 08, 2019
Employing Automation, Standards, and Threat Intelligence I
Security Automation and Adaptive Cyber Defense Strategies for Success - Experiences from the Financial Sector