Staff Profile

Jay McAllister

Jay McAllister

Senior Analyst, Adjunct Instructor

Key Responsibilities

Jay leads research and development efforts that provide technical solutions and analytical acumen to cyber intelligence practitioners from government, industry, and academia. When referring to cyber intelligence, he means the acquisition and analysis of information to identify, track, and predict cyber capabilities, intentions, and activities to offer courses of action that enhance decision making. Jay puts this definition into practice by running the SEI's Cyber Intelligence Research Consortium and teaching an introductory cyber intelligence course he developed with a colleague for graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University.  

Professional Background

Prior to joining the SEI, Jay served as a counterintelligence and counterterrorism analyst for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). He holds a master's degree in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Publications (recent or significant)

Cyber Intelligence Research Consortium: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/about/organization/etc/overview.cfm 

Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Project: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/about/organization/etc/citp.cfm


  • MS, Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
  • BA, Economics, University of Notre Dame

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