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About Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor. He is an author, blogger, and global keynote speaker on security and technology topics. While serving in Michigan government, he was named SC Magazine CSO of the Year, Governing Magazine Public Official of the Year, and Computerworld Magazine Premier 100 IT Leader. He can be reached on Twitter @govcso

Cybersecurity Update: 2018 Cybersecurity Attacks Will Be Worse, More Sophisticated Than 2017

ROYAL OAK - When you look at 2018, most cybersecurity experts predict the cybersecurity attacks will be worse than 2017. Ransomware, Artificial Intelligence driven malware, security holes in the Intel chips that serve as the brains of our technology. Cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, with Security Mentor, explains it all this segment of M2 TechCast. Unsecured

By | 2018-02-08T11:58:30+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Why The U.S. Government Banned Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software From Use By Federal Agencies

ROYAL OAK - Cyber security expert Dan Lohrmann explains the backstory on the recent ban by the United States government from agencies using Kaspersky anti-virus software, the focus of Congressional hearings this week. Insiders say Kaspersky software was either wittingly or unwittingly used by the Russian FSB (kind of equivalent to US FBI) to hack

By | 2017-10-25T12:14:52+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Lohrmann Backgrounds Equifax Hack – Why It Happened, What’s Next?

ROYAL OAK - Cyber security pro Dan Lohrmann explores the Equifax data breech, and explores stories that some Equifax executives sold stock before disclosing the hack. When the news of the hack - impacting more than 140 million people - was disclosed also is questionable. The news was posted during Hurricane Harvey when it devastated

By | 2017-10-01T14:52:38+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

After Equifax Breach: Hurricanes Overshadow Massive Cybersecurity Story

GRAND LEDGE - As all eyes turned toward the Caribbean and Florida this week in essential preparation for Hurricane Irma, Equifax announced a different kind of unprecedented ‘incident’ that could significantly impact half of the U.S. population. Here’s what you need to know and how to respond to protect your identity and your family. Just

By | 2017-09-18T09:18:59+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Company Embeds Chip In Employees To Eliminate RFID ID Cards

ROYAL OAK - A vending machine company in Wisconsin shocked the world when it said on Aug. 1 it will embed an RFID chip in the hands of employees who volunteer to pay for snacks, log into the building and other ID tag type digital information. Dan Lohrmann, Chief Strategist & Chief Security Officer at

By | 2017-08-08T20:23:26+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Cyber Defense, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Internet Coverage Of Terror Attacks

ROYAL OAK - Cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann discusses physical attacks, including Manchester, England, where 22 people were killed by a terror attack. From the good to the bad to the ugly, stories poured in regarding developments. To read Lohrmann’s column on this subject, click on https://mitechnews.com/guest-columns/manchester-bombing-good-bad-ugly-online/ To listen to Lohrmann’s analysis, click on https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/m2-techcast-episode-84-dan-lohrmann

By | 2017-06-13T18:07:21+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

After Manchester Bombing: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Online

LANSING - From England to California to Russia, the world was shocked by the horrific bombing that killed 22 and wounded 116 on May 22 in Manchester, United Kingdom. After the terrorist incident occurred outside the Manchester Arena, the terror threat level was raised to the highest possible. The U.K. military was on the streets

By | 2017-06-02T13:22:30+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Guest Columns|

DOE Report: Power Outage By Cyberattack Threat To Critical Defense Infrastructure

ROYAL OAK - The U.S. Department of Energy released an alarming report in January 2017, saying that the U.S. electric grid is in imminent danger from a cyberattack. So where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going regarding smart grid security? Cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann discusses the report on this

By | 2017-03-27T20:04:55+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Cyber Defense, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Smart Grid Security: Is Trouble Coming?

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Department of Energy released an alarming report in January 2017, saying that the U.S. electric grid is in imminent danger from a cyberattack. So where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going regarding smart grid security? In the department’s landmark Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that

By | 2017-03-20T11:06:49+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|