Michigan Chief Security Officer
Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection
Daniel J. Lohrmann (Dan) is an internationally recognized security leader, technologist and author. He is best known for his refreshingly practical commentary on technology and clear advice on computer security and ethics for home and work. When people want to know how cybersecurity or technology infrastructure really works within state and local governments, they turn to Dan Lohrmann.
Over the past twenty-five years, he has served public and private sector organizations which span the globe in a diverse set of technology and security leadership roles. He currently serves as Chief Security Officer (CSO) over both physical and cybersecurity in Michigan government.
Mr. Lohrmann’s new book is “BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work.”
Dan’s first book was: “Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web.” He has published articles and papers on security, infrastructure, customer service, cloud computing, bring your own device to work (BYOD), and social media in major technology and business magazines. Dan is also a global conference speaker on many security and technology topics, and he has been a keynote speaker at conferences from South Africa to Moscow and all over the USA.
Lohrmann has received numerous professional awards including CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 Leader.
As Michigan CSO & Deputy Director for Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection (CIP), he leads the Michigan Cyber Initiative, which was launched by Governor Snyder at the 2011 Michigan Cyber Summit. Dan is also a lead on several federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) committees and National Governors Association (NGA) efforts in cybersecurity.
Dan began his career as a computer systems analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA), and he served in England for seven years in a variety of private sector leadership roles. He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C/CISO).