Dan LohrmannCSO, Security Mentor; Former CSO, State of Michigan
Dan Lohrmann is Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Security Mentor. In this role, he leads efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives for the company’s security awareness training offerings, including new programs that can improve security and compliance by elevating an organization’s workforce into security savvy employees. Representing Security Mentor, Dan serves as thought leader serving as a keynote speaker on security and security awareness training, and giving government and industry presentations.
Over the past decade, Dan has advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House, FBI, numerous federal agencies, law enforcement, state and local governments, non-profits, foreign governments, local businesses, universities, churches, and home users on issues ranging from personal internet safety to defending government and business-owned technology and critical infrastructures from online attacks. Prior to joining Security Mentor, Dan was Michigan's first CSO and Deputy Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and has been recognized as a global leader in cyber defense for government.
Previously, Dan represented the National Association of State Chief Information Officers on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IT Government Coordinating Council where he assisted in the writing and editing of the National Infrastructure Protection Plans, sector specific plans, Cybersecurity Framework, and other federal cyber documents. He is the author of two books: Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web, published in November 2008 by Brazos Press and BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work, published in Kindle format in April 2013.
Dan has been honored with numerous cybersecurity and technology leadership awards, including "CSO of the Year" by SC Magazine, “"ublic Official of the Year" by Governing magazine, "Premier 100 IT Leader" by Computerworld Magazine, and one of the world's Top 100 IT Security Influencers for 2019 by CISO Platform. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
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