Dan Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cyber security leader, technologist, keynote speaker, blogger and author.
During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Most recently, Dan was awarded the cybersecurity breakthrough CISO of the year for global security products and services companies.
Lohrmann led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 – August 2014, including enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.
Dan currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor, Inc. Lohrmann is leading the development and implementation of Security Mentor’s industry-leading cyber training, consulting and workshops for end users, managers and executives in the public and private sectors. He has advised senior leaders at the White House, National Governor’s Association (NGA), National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), federal, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profit institutions.
Dan has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, beginning his career with the National Security Agency (NSA). He worked for three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) and for four years as a technical director for ManTech International in a US / UK military facility.
He has mentored public and private sector executives (CxOs) all over the world, and he offers unique insights into what works and what doesn’t when implementing technology, cyber security and innovative business projects.
Lohrmann is the author of two books – Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work. He has also contributed chapters on security for many other books including: “CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends & Practices” and “CIO Leadership for Cities and Counties: Emerging Trends and Practices.”
He has been a keynote speaker at global security and technology conferences from South Africa to Dubai and from Washington D.C. to Moscow. His fun cyber stories and real-world technology answers have led to speaking requests by global governments.
Lohrmann holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor’s Degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana.