September 25

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One lesser-known side effect of the pandemic: the flood of new cyberattacks committed by criminals who see financial opportunity in the confusion, fear, and remote work habits thrust upon much of the U.S. To avoid exploitation and compromise of sensitive data and systems, state and local governments need to think about security in a new way – a plan of attack that considers a remote workforce, virtual constituent services, limited access to cybersecurity talent, and greatly reduced budgets.

Join our experts September 25 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET as they explore how to build a dynamic cyber protection plan that offers maximum protection in a post-pandemic world.

We’ll discuss:

- How an integrated, AI-powered cybersecurity and data protection plan eliminates security gaps and delivers superior resiliency
- How to protect endpoints across your enterprise’s departments, offices, and remote work environments – no matter their location
- The five critical pillars you need to consider to ensure maximum cyber protection today and in the future


Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann

Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist at Security Mentor Inc.

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker and author.

During his distinguished career, he has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Lohrmann led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 to August 2014, including enterprisewide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.

He currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor Inc. He 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 Governors 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 nonprofit institutions.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, beginning his career with the National Security Agency. He worked for three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) and for four years as a technical director for ManTech International in a US/UK military facility.

Lohrmann is the author of 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.

He holds a master's degree in computer science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a bachelor's degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Follow Lohrmann on Twitter at: @govcso

John Zanni

John Zanni

Chief Executive Officer, Acronis SCS

John Zanni has been a leading voice in the cyber industry for more than 25 years.

He currently serves as CEO of Acronis SCS, an American cyber protection and edge data security company exclusively dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the US public sector, including federal, state and local government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit institutions.

Prior to leading Acronis SCS, a role he has held since the company’s creation in 2018, John held senior positions at Acronis AIG, an international company, including President, Chief Marketing Officer, Senior VP of Channel and Cloud Strategy, and Senior VP of Cloud and Hosting Sales. Before joining the Acronis family, John spent more than 4 years at Parallels and 16 years at Microsoft. He earned his BS in Physics from California State University – Northridge.

Before transitioning to the tech field, John had a somewhat unconventional start to his career, first working as the chef and manager of his family’s French restaurant in Southern California for 13 years. There he learned how to successfully run a small business and interact with stakeholders – skills that have informed his leadership style ever since.

Deborah A. Snyder

Deborah A. Snyder — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Deborah is accomplished C-level influencer, with a broad range of experience in government, policy, cyber security, privacy and information technology. An experienced and highly-respected thought-leader who has held executive roles for over two decades.

She recently retired from her position as New York State’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), after over 35 years of public service.

In that role, as part of New York State's information technology transformation and consolidation initiative, she helped redesign how the state protects its data. As State CISO, she directed the State’s comprehensive cyber security governance, risk management and compliance program, providing strategic leadership and vision, and assuring business-aligned, risk-based investments that maximized business opportunity and minimized cyber security risk. She also directed the NYS Cyber Command Center, hotline, procedures for reporting and response to cyber-threats, and digital forensics. https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/an-inside-look-at-new-york-state-government-cybersecurity.html

She holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), SANS Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) Global Information Assurance Certification, and Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Industry Thought-Leadership

• Nationally-recognized expert, speaker and author who has presented at countless industry conferences. Her future-leaning and compelling perspectives on leadership, organizational change, and cybersecurity make her a highly-regarded advisor and sought-after keynote speaker.

• Center for Digital Government (CDG) Senior Fellow.

• 2019 StateScoop State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year Award; 2018 SANS National Cybersecurity Innovation Awards - Difference Maker Award

• Co-Chaired the National Campaign for Cyber Hygiene, Center for Internet Security, Council on CyberSecurity, National Governors Association Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council, which provided recommendations for effective defenses against cyber-attacks mapped to the National Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

• Graduate-level course professor, has published numerous articles, and co-authored “SECURE – Insights From The People Who Keep Information Safe” - which offers industry insights and perspective on what’s top-of-mind for executives. leadership insights and

• Serves on numerous governing/advisory boards, working groups and mentoring programs.