Jennifer G. Buckner


Chief Information Security Officer

Jennifer “Jen” Buckner leads Mastercard’s Technology Risk Management Global Governance and Operations team, providing enhanced visibility and proactive management of security and technology risks, with a focus on integration of information security standards and controls with technology risk governance, regulatory obligations and third-party risks. Jen is a former U.S. Army Brigadier General who held numerous intelligence and leadership positions throughout her 30-year military career. In her last government role, Jen served as the U.S. Army’s Director of Cyber, where she led governance and oversight of cyber capabilities and championed emerging technologies to enable detection and disruption of significant cyber threats. An Army Sports Hall of Fame athlete, military master parachutist and former All-American collegiate swimmer, Jen holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Management from West Point and an MBA from Central Michigan University. She was the first U.S. Army Cyber Fellow at the National Security Agency, completed Harvard’s Executive Education Program in Cybersecurity (Integration of Policy and Technology), National Association of Corporate Directors Battlefield to Boardroom program, and Carnegie Mellon’s Chief Risk Officer program.

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