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Dan Lohrmann


Dan Lohrmann is a Governing contributor. He is Michigan’s first chief security officer and deputy director for cybersecurity and infrastructure protection. In 2008, Governing named Lohrmann Public Official of the Year

In the past 90 days, the world has witnessed a serious escalation in cyberattacks. Some experts are still predicting that the worst is yet to come. Are we prepared?
In both public and private organizations, chief information security officers have shorter tenures than CIOs. Why do cybersecurity heads so quickly leave jobs — or get forced out?
QR code use is growing as a convenient input mechanism to make mobile transactions more efficient. But Qshing, or QR code abuse, is also becoming a cyberthreat.
As the COVID-19 pandemic grabbed 2020 headlines, the list of data breaches in government and the private sector quietly grew. And then came SolarWinds. What’s next?
Without action, government investments in information, communications and technology improvements could be derailed.