Lohrmann on Cybersecurity, Author at Security Boulevard
Idaho CISO Shares Experience from Public, Private Sectors

Idaho CISO Shares Experience from Public, Private Sectors

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There are only a small number of current public-sector chief information security officers who have served as the top cybersecurity leader in multiple states. Add if you consider those with both state and local government experience, as well as time in a federal government role, and top that all off ... Read More
Three Years In: An Update on the Georgia Cyber Center

Three Years In: An Update on the Georgia Cyber Center

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Back in 2018, after interviewing technology and security leaders in Georgia, it was clear that the Georgia Cyber Center (GCC) was special — for many reasons. My interview with Calvin Rhodes, CIO of Georgia and executive director of the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), described the vision, planning, teamwork and execution ... Read More

NIST Releases Draft Guidance on Election Cybersecurity

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The 2020 election season was full of claims of online interference, and in response the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a draft Cybersecurity Framework Election Infrastructure Profile on Monday, March 29, to help local election officials prepare for and respond to cyber threats. “The guide can help ... Read More

Should Technology Product Training Be Free?

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“If I buy your product, I don’t want to pay more to learn how to use your product,” said Mark Eggleston, who is CISO, chief privacy officer and vice president at Health Partners Plans. This was an excerpt that came from a CISO podcast series with several respected security and ... Read More

Vaccine Passports: Who, What, When, Where and How?

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Early on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021, I was posting content on LinkedIn when I glanced over at the top story in LinkedIn news that people were talking about in the U.S. I was intrigued when I saw the hottest comments coming in were on vaccine passports. But what shocked ... Read More
Ransomware Rundown with Dan Lohrmann | 401 Access Denied Ep. 23

Cyber Attacks: Is the ‘Big One’ Coming Soon?

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Is it time to ring cyber alarm bells — even louder? Many CSO, CTOs, military leaders, and even some global company CEOs, are now saying yes. Quick Recap 2020 was the year that the COVID-19 crisis also brought a cyber pandemic. Late last year, the security industry’s top experts from ... Read More
Reducing Cybersecurity Risk With Minimal Resources

Reducing Cybersecurity Risk With Minimal Resources

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How can organizations protect critical information resources? What processes and procedures work best? What are the challenges to reducing risk? To answer these questions and much more, I turned to a cybersecurity industry thought leader from Texas: Mike Davis. Mr. Davis is the CISO in alliantgroup’s Houston national office, where ... Read More

Why Do Chief Security Officers Leave Jobs So Often?

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Is it time to look elsewhere? Everyone knows that cybersecurity is a red-hot career field, and chief security officers (or chief information security officers in many organizations) are the ones leading the online security defense. So how can we explain the current situation where about 24 percent of Fortune 500 ... Read More
Innovation, Agility and Securing the Mobile World in 2021

Innovation, Agility and Securing the Mobile World in 2021

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As the use of mobile devices has become ubiquitous around the world, the cybersecurity imperative for a wide range of devices and mobile apps has become a central issue for most organizations. So how do leading global companies address mobile security for clients and staff? Where have we been over ... Read More

Combatting the Growing Cyberthreat of QR Code Abuse

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Back in 2013, David Geer laid out the dangers of QR codes for security, explaining how a malicious QR — Quick Response — code can contain a link to a website embedded with malware. The Web link then infects the user device with a Trojan. “Once a Trojan infiltrates a ... Read More