Dan Lohrmann

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author. During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, including enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan State Government. Dan was named: "CSO of the Year," "Public Official of the Year," and a Computerworld "Premier 100 IT Leader." Dan is the co-author of the Wiley book, “Cyber Mayday and the Day After: A Leader’s Guide to Preparing, Managing and Recovering From Inevitable Business Disruptions.” Dan Lohrmann joined Presidio in November 2021 as an advisory CISO supporting mainly public sector clients. He formerly served as the Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer for Security Mentor, Inc. Dan started his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). 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 on the advisory board for four university information assurance (IA) programs, including Norwich University, University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Valparaiso University and Walsh College. Earlier in his career he authored two books - Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work. Mr. 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.


Don’t let bad numbers fail your good project

Innovative people usually fail. Yes, with persistence, innovators in technology, business and government also succeed – and there is plenty evidence to prove both points. So how do we measure new ideas with old numbers? First,...

What Tebow-mania can teach us about measuring success

No person in sports today is more polarizing than Tim Tebow. Just mentioning his name awakens a reaction from the sleepy morning crowd by the coffeepot. Even football naysayers confidently offer their opinions - - especially on...

What do business, government and sports have in common: Numbers

“Numbers never lie.” This mantra has become the all-encompassing truth that business executives, government technology leaders, security analysts, academic gurus and even sports historians universally accept. Experts tell us to...

The time is right for the International Cybersecurity Dialogue

Ever since I became Michigan's first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in 2002, I have noticed a disturbing gap between front-line users, security technologists and many senior policy makers. While both public and private...

Dan Lohrmann

Daniel J. Lohrmann is Michigan's first Chief Security Officer (CSO) & Deputy Director for Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection (CIP) within the Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

Titanic mistakes: Five pragmatic lessons from spectacular technology failures

Everyone is talking about the sinking of the Titanic – and they should be. The people, the stories, the technology, and especially the tragic ending, are legendary. It has been one hundred years since she sank. Books have been...

Blind spots: How cyber defense is like stopping Tim Tebow

Cyber defense faces a growing disconnect between perception and reality.

Blind spots: How cyber defense is like stopping Tim Tebow

Cyber defense faces a growing disconnect between perception and reality.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Managing online indulgence

I recently read an intriguing Harvard Business Review blog post, The Three Ps of Online Indulgence, by Alexandra Samuel. This guidance begins with the topic of well-known adults displaying split personalities online. While their...

Why security pros fail (and what to do about it)

You've probably heard the phrase, "Failure is the key to success." But are security professionals really learning from their mistakes? As identity theft and online risks keep growing, is our industry rising to the challenge or...

Why security pros fail (and what to do about it)

You've probably heard the phrase, "Failure is the key to success." But are security professionals really learning from their mistakes? As identity theft and online risks keep growing, is our industry rising to the challenge or...

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