How Can We Bridge the Smart City Security Divide?

Tuesday, May 8
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bellagio

There is a fierce debate raging over smart city security, with one side fueling the hype while the other conjures nightmare scenarios. The trouble is that the debate too often is "siloed" and unproductive. What can be done? After clearly presenting the problem, this presentation will offer workable solutions and resources to address the internet of Things (IoT) security challenges affecting critical infrastructures around the world.

Dan Lohrmann, MS, C|CISO

Chief Security Officer
Security Mentor, Inc.

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker and author. During his 30+ year career, Dan has received numerous security industry awards including: CSO of the Year from SC Magazine, Public Official of the Year from Governing Magazine, Computerworld Magazine Premier 100 IT Leader. In 2017, Dan was named 'CISO of the Year' for security product and services companies by Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards.

Dan currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor, Inc. Lohrmann is leading the development and implementation of Security Mentor’s industry-leading cyber training, consulting and workshops for end users, managers and executives in the public and private sectors. He has advised senior leaders at the White House, National Governor’s Association (NGA), National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), federal, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profit institutions.

Lohrmann led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 – August 2014. While serving as Michigan's CSO from 2011 to 2014, Dan's team pioneered the Michigan Cyber Initiative (government-wide security strategy), Michigan Cyber Range, Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, Michigan Security Operations Center (MiSOC), Michigan Cyber Command Center (MCCC), the first Michigan Cyber Disruption Plan and much more.

Dan's blog, 'Lohrmann on Cybersecurity' is available at: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/ He has authored two books - Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work. He has been a keynote speaker at global security and technology conferences from South Africa to Dubai and from Washington D.C. to Moscow.

Dan started his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). He has a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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