Kat Megas is the Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for IOT Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program focuses on advancing and accelerating the development and application of research, standards, guidelines, and technologies necessary to improve the security and privacy of the ecosystem of connected devices. Before joining NIST, Kat led the development and execution of IT strategies across multiple market verticals. Kat holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems from Virginia Tech.