Photo: Dan Lohrmann, Michigan's chief information security officer and PCIO columnist.

Dan Lohrmann, chief information security officer (CISO) of Michigan, was named the 2008 CSO of the year by SC Magazine, which sponsors the U.S. Awards Program for outstanding achievement in information technology security.

"Dan does a fantastic job for us and for the citizens of Michigan," said Ken Theis, director of the Michigan Department of Information Technology and CIO of Michigan. "We battle new threats to our information security every day, and Dan is at the forefront of that battle, making sure we protect the state's vital information."

Lohrmann is a regular contributing columnist for Public CIO. He writes about IT security matters in his bimonthly "Security Adviser" column.

The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, finalists address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threats of tomorrow.

"Dan Lohrmann represents one of the industry's leading lights," said SC Magazine Editor Illena Armstrong. "Moving into 2008, our judges recognize that Mr. Lohrmann is helping them identify and address the emerging security issues of tomorrow."

Lohrmann and the other 2008 award winners were marked for distinction by a panel of 17 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public-sector organizations. With more than 600 entries submitted in 30 categories, the 2008 awards proved to be the most competitive in the program's 11-year history.

More information and a detailed list of categories and winners can be found at www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

 

Tod Newcombe, Editor  |  Editor, Public CIO