CSO of the Year and Public Official of the Year Will Spearhead Strategic Planning and New Security Awareness Training Initiatives for Executives in the Public and Private Sectors

Pacific Grove, California, July 29, 2014, Security Mentor, pioneer of security awareness training employees love to take, today announced that Daniel Lohrmann will be joining the company on August 4, 2014, as Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer. In his new role, Lohrmann will lead efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives for the company’s security awareness training offerings, including new programs for executives. Lohrmann will continue his award-winning speaking, blogging and writing for the Security Mentor team.

“Dan brings the ideal mix of extensive leadership experience, deep knowledge of the cyber security space, and a critical understanding of the role people play in protecting organizations,” said Marie White, CEO and co-founder of Security Mentor. He has been at the forefront of cyber security for a number of years, including leading the development of Michigan’s globally-recognized security program. We are excited to have Dan on our team to lead and expand our security training solutions.”

Lohrmann will continue his thought leadership writing about key security topics for Security Mentor, and his highly acclaimed security blogs for Govtech.com and CSOOnline.com. Lohrmann also will be presenting at key security conferences and events including the upcoming SecureWorld Expo in Detroit, Michigan, the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) in Santa Clara, CA, and the National Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“I am very excited to be joining Security Mentor, because they are the gold standard for outstanding security awareness training for end users in both the government and the private sector. Security Mentor delivers training that is a win for security teams by making the most visible security program in organizations highly successful. Security Mentor has created a product that is brief, intriguing, relevant and fun. With the Internet constantly changing, new threats emerge every week. The need to create security-aware cultures is critical. I am passionate about helping solve these end user problems and building new options for executives to secure their enterprises,” said Dan Lohrmann.

Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author. During his distinguished career, Lohrmann 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 Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) roles in Michigan.

Lohrmann has over 28 years’ experience in the computer industry, beginning with the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington, D.C. He spent three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) followed by four years as IT Director for ManTech International on a US/UK military base.

Lohrmann received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has been a keynote speaker at major technology and security conferences from South Africa to Moscow to California. Lohrmann has received a long list of professional awards including CSO of the Year by SC Magazine, Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine and Premier 100 Leader by Computerworld Magazine.

About Security Mentor

Security Mentor, Inc., pioneer of security awareness training that employees love to take, enables companies in every industry to reduce risk by creating a more secure workforce. The Security Mentor CORE curriculum trains employees on 12 key security topics including Phishing, Office Security, Mobile Security, Information Protection and Web Security. Interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format. Our Brief, Frequent, Focused™ training model of 10-minute lessons delivered monthly fits employees' busy schedules and keeps security top of mind. Simple to administer, organizations can take Security Mentor training as a service from Security Mentor's website with username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant modules hosted on an organization's corporate LMS (Learning Management System). Either way, trainee progress and completion is tracked and reported. Incorporated in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments, including the State of Michigan, State of Maryland and Omnicom Media Group. To learn more, take a look at our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at http://www.securitymentor.com.


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