Marene Allison

Marene Allison

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Johnson&Johnson,


81.6 bn $




Marene Allison is responsible for protecting the company’s Information Technology systems and data worldwide through elimination and mitigation of cybersecurity risk. This includes ensuring that the J&J information security posture protects patient and consumer safety, supports business growth objectives, upholds public trust in the J&J brand, and meets legal/regulatory requirements. With 265 companies in 60+ countries, J&J is a leader in consumer health, medical devices and pharmaceutical products worldwide.


Prior to 2010, Marene was CSO for Medco, Avaya and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, where she oversaw all aspects of security and regulatory compliance. Before that, Marene was an FBI Special Agent working on undercover drug operations and terrorism. Marene has a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point in the first class to include women. She has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, the Overseas Security Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for West Point Women, H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and ASIS International.


At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That's why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world's largest and most broadly-based health care company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

  • September 2010 – Present: Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer Johnson & Johnson
  • 1992 – Present: Member ASIS International American Society for Industrial Security
  • February 2005 – September 2010: VP of Global Security at Medco
  • 1990 – 2010 MALO Military Academy Liaison Officer at US Army
  • January 2002 – January 2005: Director of Global Security at Avaya
  • May 1992 - January 2002: Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety at Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
  • 1986 – 1992: Special Agent at Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1976 – 1980: BS Engineering at United States Military Academy. First Class of women to Graduate, Board of Directors of West Point Women, 2004-present, Military Academy Liaison Officer/Congressional Coordinator State of NJ
  • 2016 Woman of the Year Award (Boy Scouts of America)
  • Class of 2013 Most Influential People in Security (Security Magazine)