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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

Bigger Money In Private Sector Wooing Away Government Cyber Warriors

ROYAL OAK - Everywhere you look, cybersecurity is booming. There are the scary, dark sides of this story, with data breaches being reported almost daily, foreign actors trying to influence our elections and smart cities needing more protection. But there are also huge professional success stories with companies and people working in cybersecurity that are making national headlines, including Ann Arbor-based

By |2018-09-09T17:26:32+00:00September 9th, 2018|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Stock Options, IPOs and Acquisitions Accelerate Cybertalent Divide

LANSING - Everywhere you look, cybersecurity is booming. There are the scary, dark sides of this story, with data breaches being reported almost daily, foreign actors trying to influence our elections and smart cities needing more protection. But there are also huge professional success stories with companies and people working in cybersecurity that are making national headlines. Here are two examples

By |2018-08-17T12:40:52+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

From Critical Infrastructure to Elections to Autos: Management of Cyber-Risk Takes Center Stage

LANSING - At a Cyber Summit in NYC this past week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are establishing a new joint center to provide a centralized home for collaborative, sector-specific and cross-sector risk management efforts to better protect critical infrastructure. The fact sheet regarding this new DHS Center can be seen here.

By |2018-08-17T10:44:41+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

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+00:00February 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00June 13th, 2017|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|