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Why Businesses Should Focus on Securing the 'Internet of Things'

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What are the expected advanced with the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016 and beyond? How are smart devices, which can be employee or company-owned, transforming the workplace? What challenges and opportunities are emerging with securing the plethora of new devices moving forward?

These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed as MoMoGR explores security issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

This is an important issue that businesses need to address now. For example, have any strange new devices been detected on office networks lately. How about wearable Christmas presents showing up at the office that use Wi-Fi access? Or, perhaps your business is rolling out plans to utilize smart buildings or to coordinate with smart government projects. All of these issues require a level of knowledge to protect you and your business that is not yet prevalent.

Join us a Mobile Monday Grand Rapids with experts who can help clarify the need, and the strategies, to secure the Internet of Things (IoT).

The event is FREE to attend, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Refreshments will be served.

Mobile Monday Grand Rapids is sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan and Priority Health.


NOTE: There are several parking meters nearby that are free after 6 p.m. in case you prefer not to park in the ramp. Entrance to the meeting location is on Ottowa St. Elevators will be unlocked; take them to the 6th floor. Meeting will be the Jefferson room.


• Dan Lohrmann, Chief Strategist/Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor



Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann is Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Security Mentor. In this role, Lohrmann leads efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives for the company's security awareness offerings, including new programs that can improve security and compliance by elevating an organization's workforce into security savvy employees.

Lohrmann is a thought leader and global keynote speaker on many security, technology and Internet of Things (IoT) topics. His presentations have been heard from Moscow to Washington D.C. and from San Francisco to Dubai.

Over the past decade, Lohrmann has advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House, FBI, numerous federal agencies, law enforcement, state and local governments, non-porfits, foreign governments, local businesses, universities, churches, and home users on issues ranging from personal Internet safety to defending government and business-owned technology and critical infrastructures from online attacks.

Prior to joining Security Mentor, Lohrmann was Michigan's first CSO and Deputy Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and has been recognized as a global leader in cyber defense for government.

Previously, Lohrmann represented the National Association of State Chief Information Officers on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's IT Government Coordinating Council where he assisted in the writing and editing of the National Infrastructure Protection Plans, sector specific plans, Cybersecurity Framework, and other federal cyber documents. Lohrmann is the author of two books: Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web, published in November 2008 by Brazos Press and BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work, published in Kindle format in April 2013.

He has been honored with numerous cybersecurity and technology leadership awards, including "CSO of the Year" by SC Magazine, "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine and Premier 100 IT Leader" by Computerworld Magazine. Lohrmann received his bachelors degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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