Dr. Alissa Johnson
Chief Information Security Officer
Dr. Alissa Johnson, former deputy chief information officer at the White House, is now chief information security officer at Stryker Corp., a multibillion-dollar medical technology firm. At Stryker, she oversees all activities globally relating to information security.
Dr. Johnson spent three years in the White House, beginning in March 2012, helping modernize the Executive Office of the President’s IT systems, using cloud services and virtualization, employing new cybersecurity strategies, and chairing Boards across the EOP to enhance technology.
Previously, she served as associate vice president for the Enterprise Solutions Division at Catapult Technology, responsible for the management and oversight of major contracts within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Prior to that position, she worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation as a deputy chief technology officer and solutions architect. She began her career with the Department of Defense as a cryptologic mathematician.
Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in Information Technology Management from Capella University; an M.S. in Telecommunications and Computer Networks from The George Washington University; and a B.S. in Mathematics from Savannah State University.During her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with family, and playing violin.