IOT Security Committee

The Security in Internet of Things (IOT) Committee provides a forum to explore, collaborate, advance, and share IOT security policies, regulations, standards, frameworks, Technology and Innovation, Adoption and Good practices and lessons learned.

The Committee will work on topics of interests, design and conduct activities to add value to the awareness, advancement and adoption of IOT capabilities.


Dr. Michael Nance, Senior Fellow for the Rotary and Mission Systems’ Cyber Solutions Group, Lockheed Martin

Terra Lyons, Technical Lead, Global Cyber Center of Excellence in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division


Michael Nance
Dr. Michael Nance is the Senior Fellow for the Rotary and Mission Systems’ Cyber Solutions group, Lockheed Martin (LM).  In addition to sitting on several internal science and technology boards, Dr. Nance also serves as the principal investigator and leader in the research and creation of advanced Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and Adaption Sciences for LM.  

Before joining LM, Dr. Nance was Vice President of Information Security and a Chief Information Security Officer in the banking sector.  He also helped in the creation of NTech Group, an engineering consulting practice where he held the position of Chief Technology Officer.  Dr. Nance’s government experience includes 14 years with the United States Air Force, working in telecommunications and cryptographic systems.

Dr. Nance is a (ISC)2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)® and an Information Systems Security Management and Architecture Professional (ISSMP / ISSAP).  He received a Master’s in Information Systems and a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.  He received his Doctor of Science (DSc) in Information Assurance from Capitol Technical University (Capitol College).

Terra Lyons
Terra Lyons is an innovation technical leader for Northrop Grumman’s Global Cyber Center of Excellence in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division.  She has over 30 years of experience in systems engineering and architecture, information assurance, and system security engineering across Intelligence Community and DoD.  

Ms. Lyons is currently a senior cyber security architect. She provides both technical and capture support across numerous programs and academic research in the area of cybersecurity, information assurance, and security engineering. She has led many systems through design and accreditation (cloud and non-cloud) embedding security upfront in the process. 

Ms. Lyons earned her Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Maryland. Ms. Lyons is a cybersecurity and information assurance thought leader with collaborative people skills necessary to ensure horizontal integration success.  Ms. Lyons represents industry on the NDIA (National Defense Industry Association) Cybersecurity working groups. She is co-chair for the NDIA Security in the Internet of Things (IoT) subcommittee of the Cybersecurity Division.