Dr. Donnie Wendt is a Principal Security Researcher for Mastercard. He researches the latest security threats, technologies, products, services, and innovations to drive the company’s long-range security roadmap. Much of his recent research has focused on machine learning, exploring its immense capabilities within cybersecurity and the threats it presents. In addition to his professional experience, Donnie is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity at Utica University. He earned his doctorate in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, where his research focused on security automation and adaptive cyber defense. He also holds an MS in Cybersecurity from Utica University.