About the Speaker
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    Dan Lohrmann
    CSO, Security Mentor; Former CISO, State of Michigan

    Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker, and author. He has been a keynote speaker at global security and technology conferences from South Africa to Dubai and from Washington D.C. to Moscow. 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: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. In 2017, Dan was awarded the cybersecurity breakthrough CISO of the year for global security products and services companies.

    He led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 to 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 CSO and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor, Inc., where he leads 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. 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 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 is the co-author of the upcoming (November 2021) Wiley book, "Cyber Mayday and the Day After: A Leader’s Guide to Preparing, Managing and Recovering from the Inevitable."

    Dan 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.