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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 Expert Lohrmann – Not Enough Companies, Governments Take Cybersecurity Seriously

ROYAL OAK - Believe it or not, a lot of businesses and government entities are not taking cybersecurity seriously enough, says cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann of Security Mentor. While not a majority, these nay sayers are a large minority of the total business and government universe. What do these attitudes mean for your business and

By |2019-02-28T16:39:19+00:00February 28th, 2019|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Cybersecurity Expert Lohrmann Makes His 2019 Predictions

ROYAL OAK - Cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, former Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Michigan, provides his cybersecurity predictions for 2019. Lohrmann now works in the private sector for Security Mentor. Dan Lohrmann To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e154-dan-lohrmann-talks-2019-cybersecurity-predictions

By |2019-01-21T07:34:37+00:00January 20th, 2019|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

The Top 19 Security Predictions For 2019

OKEMOS - What will happen in the future?  Technology is opening many new doors as we head into 2019. Using artificial intelligence, robots and big data, we are curing diseases, finding new galaxies and feeding more people. The world is radically transforming before our eyes. In cyberspace, new 5G networks, unprecedented data collection and cloud computing resources

By |2018-12-26T16:40:43+00:00December 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, Guest Columns|

2018: The Year Privacy Took Center Stage

OKEMOS - As widely predicted, anticipated and even celebrated (by some), the biggest cybersecurity stories in 2018 were all about privacy. But STOP. Before you click or jump to another article, this year-end cyber-round-up is NOT a rehash of GDPR and other new global regulations. For the most part. Dan Lohrmann There is no doubt that new

By |2018-12-15T16:40:55+00:00December 14th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

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|