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Joel Johnson

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Lockheed Martin

Joel Johnson is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity he is responsible for the corporation’s overall information security strategy, policy, security engineering, operations, and cyber threat detection and response.

With over 20 years of experience at Lockheed Martin, Joel overseas a globally-recognized team of cyber security professionals that manage the company’s end-to-end enterprise security infrastructure, develop world-class capabilities to defend against the dynamic threat landscape, and enable open collaboration and information sharing with Lockheed Martin’s government and industry partners.

Joel holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Technical Management from the Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating from college he spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the South Pacific. Joel was recipient of the 2015 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Information Technology Distinction Award, the 2022 and 2023 HITEC 100 Award, and is a founding member of Lockheed Martin’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Awareness (HOLA) business resource group. Joel resides in Virginia with his wife, son and two daughters.