June 3

Watch Now

The ransomware threat is rising and state and local governments, education institutions and federal agencies continue to be a prime target. While prevention is key, an attack is more and more inevitable in an increasingly digital environment. Instead of spending an endless amount of time and money recovering from ransomware, it’s critical for the public sector to invest in enhanced data protection to ensure rapid restore is possible.

On June 3 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern, Government Technology is hosting a 30-minute Lunch and Learn to discuss how government and education organizations can protect their most critical asset: data. Register now to learn more about:
• How to secure your backup data against attacks by ransomware, activities of rogue administrators or employees, and even accidental deletion
• How to build an effective data recovery strategy in the era of ransomware
• How you can avoid paying a ransom and still ensure applications and data are back online quickly after an attack


Nick Psaki

Nick Psaki

Federal Principal Technology Strategist, Pure Storage

Nick Psaki is the Federal Principal Technology Strategist for Pure Storage and based in the Washington, DC area. Nick is Pure Storage's senior technical resource for Federal customers, providing deep technical knowledge of flash storage system architectures that enable business and technological transformation for government enterprises.

A 20-year veteran of the United States Army, Nick has extensive experience in designing, developing, deploying and operating information systems for data analysis, sensor integration and large-scale server virtualization. He was the Intelligence Architectures Chief for the Army G2 (Intelligence), and the Technology and Integration Director for Army G2 Futures directorate. He has served in multiple peacekeeping and combat operations ranging from the Balkans in the 1990's (Operation Able Sentry VI and Operation Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard) to Iraq and Afghanistan in the post-9/11 era. For the past several years, Nick has been focused on ways in which new and emerging technologies can enable more rapid and cost-efficient analysis of ever-growing bodies of data.

Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

During his distinguished career, Dan 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 – August 2014, including enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.

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 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 non-profit institutions.