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Dan Lohrman

Dan Lohrmann

Contributing Writer

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker 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.

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. He works with cybersecurity technology companies to provide insights and long-term strategic support. Dan is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Digital Government and a contributor to Government Technology magazine. He has advised senior leaders at the White House, National Governors 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 U.S./UK military facility. He has been a keynote speaker at global security and technology conferences from South Africa to Dubai and from Washington D.C. to Moscow.

Dan currently serves as Field CISO for the public sector at Presidio. He is the co-author of Cyber Mayday and the Day After: A Leader's Guide to Preparing, Managing, and Recovering from Inevitable Business Disruptions, published by Wiley in November, 2021. He is also the author of two earlier books: Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work.

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 on Twitter at: @govcso

Dan’s award-winning blog:

This was a year unlike any other in the brief history of the cybersecurity industry, with generative artificial intelligence disrupting plans and ushering in unparalleled change to security.
There are several cybersecurity trends that truly deserve top attention when we look back at 2023 — and they will get it. Meanwhile, cyber attacks against critical infrastructure quietly grow, despite a lack of major attention.   
In the past year, ChatGPT has become one of the fastest growing online services ever. But how popular are the generative AI apps? A recent study reveals the data behind the growth.  
Don’t let the most wonderful time of the year turn into a holiday crisis. Here’s help to shop securely online this holiday season.
From the roller-coaster ride in rates to new generative AI uses to dramatic changes in underwriting rules, cyber insurance is evolving fast. Here are some of the latest trends.
Last Monday, President Biden issued an executive order on safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence. Here’s what’s included, as well as the tech and cybersecurity industries’ response.
At the InCyber Forum North America, held this past week in Montréal, Canada, the importance of maintaining meaningful global partners in cybersecurity was never more evident.  
In this interview with Jason Oksenhendler, a cloud security expert with experience with FedRAMP and StateRAMP, we cover all things government cloud security compliance.
The 2023 NASCIO Annual Conference wrapped up this past week in Minneapolis. Here's a quick roundup of what happened and what’s next for state IT and cybersecurity.
There have been several important developments, conferences and speeches on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity trends over the past few months. Here’s a roundup.