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The 2013 Michigan Cyber Summit is Friday, October 25. You can watch it live on the Internet or access sessions on-demand after the event.

by / October 23, 2013

Michigan Cyber Summit 2013

The 2013 Michigan Cyber Summit will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013. The agenda is packed with experts from all over the world, and the opening keynote will be delivered by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Governor Snyder is the former CEO of Gateway Computers and a recognized leader amongst Governors on matters pertaining to technology and cybersecurity.

If you can’t make the trip to Novi, Michigan, the morning sessions will be available via live stream over the Internet by PBS Detroit beginning at 8:30 AM (EST). Click here to access the live stream. The Twitter hashtag for the Friday event will be #cybersummit - with several students and cyber pros tweeting from the event. 

If you miss the live event, you can still benefit and learn from the summit sessions. The morning speakers will be recorded, and the individual video sessions will be posted by topic and speaker to our website at: in mid-November, 2013.

In case you are wondering, the Michigan Cyber Summit is not just about technology and cybersecurity activities in Michigan. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the focus on this year’s summit is on all the great work being done by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) regarding the recently released Governor’s Call to Action on Cybersecurity.

Back in September, I offered this blog on activities that Governors are currently taking around the country.

Others speakers scheduled to speak at the summit include:

• Congressman Mike Rogers (invited), Chairman, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
• Roberta Stempfley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
• Cheri Caddy, Director of Cybersecurity Policy Integration and Outreach at National Security Staff, Executive Office of the President
• International Keynote Address by Rami Efrati, Head of Civilian Sector Division, National Cyber Bureau/Prime Minister's Office, Israel
• Major General Gregory Vadnais, Adjutant General, Michigan National Guard and Director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
• Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
• Brigadier General (ret.) Michael McDaniel, Associate Professor and Director of Homeland Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
• David Behen, Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan
• Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
• Richard Stiennon, Founder of IT Harvest
• Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
• Thomas MacLellan, Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association (NGA)

Representatives for the afternoon breakout sessions (which are not apart of the live stream to the Internet) include: FBI, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Consumers Energy, University of Michigan, Walsh College, National Science Foundation, GE Capital Americas, Flagstar Bank, and Penske Corporation.

 You can access the full agenda and schedule here. 

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Dan Lohrmann Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist at Security Mentor Inc.

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

During his distinguished career, he 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 to August 2014, including enterprisewide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.

He currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor Inc. He 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. 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 nonprofit institutions.

He 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.

Lohrmann 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 has been a keynote speaker at global security and technology conferences from South Africa to Dubai and from Washington, D.C., to Moscow.

He holds a master's degree in computer science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a bachelor's degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Follow Lohrmann on Twitter at: @govcso

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