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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:

The world is buzzing about the new AI applications that are rapidly changing the landscape at home and work. But what about copyright protections, artistry and even fake news as our AI journey accelerates?  
Hong Sae is the CIO for the city of Roseville, Calif., and he has a tremendous track record of success in both Texas and California local government.
The Center for Digital Government just released a new guide to help governments in their cloud journeys. Here’s why cybersecurity pros should pay close attention.
The White House released a new national cybersecurity strategy this past week with five pillars. What’s in the plan, and how will this impact public- and private-sector organizations?
This past week was dominated with stories surrounding the one-year mark of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. What have we learned on the global cybersecurity front in that time?
Almost every day, online media sources proclaim new layoffs for tech workers. So how are federal, state and local governments trying to attract these talented pros now?
Quantum computers hold the promise of amazing advances in numerous fields. So why are cybersecurity experts so worried about Q-Day? What must be done now to prepare?  
A lot has happened in the past 12 months regarding human microchip implants. Here’s your roundup of recent developments.
ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot created by OpenAI. So what are the opportunities and risks with using this technology across different domains?
In a series of reports released at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, this past week, the outlook for the global economy, and for cybersecurity worldwide, looked gloomy.