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Congratulations! You’ve finally arrived as a new security leader. You are determined to make a positive impact in your first year, if not in the first six months or even first 100 days. Still, you wonder: What traps do most new security leaders face? How can you avoid them? Where can you go for help?
Dan Lohrmann will cover the most common mistakes that new (and oftentimes even veteran) security leaders make. With true stories that will likely surprise you, this session will cover the blind spots that keep showing up in the public and private sectors.
Daniel J. Lohrmann
Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist 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: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.
Daniel J. 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 Lohrmann 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.
Lohrmann is a sought after and trusted source for government cybersecurity counsel throughout the country. Extensive experience advising 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 29 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.
Dan is a globally recognized conference speaker on many ICT and cybersecurity topics, with keynote presentations from Moscow to South Africa and San Francisco to Dubai.
Mr. Lohrmann is also a writer, with regular columns, articles and blogs for many professional magazines, such as Government Technology Magazine, Public CIO Magazine, CSO Magazine, Computerworld Magazine and others. Dan has appeared on CSPAN, numerous national and regional radio programs, technology/security global webcasts and the evening news.
Dan’s thought leadership expertise areas include: cybersecurity, homeland security, cloud computing, mobile computing, government relations, IT, big data, R&D, science & technology, public/private partnerships, government relations, innovation, smart cities, Internet of Things, and social media.
Lohrmann serves on advisory boards on cybersecurity or Information Assurance (IA) programs at four universities, and he is a former adjunct faculty member at Norwich University and University of Maryland European Division.
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.
Mr. 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.
Follow Dan’s Government Technology blog at: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/