Monthly Meeting

Attending ISSA Lansing Chapter Meetings is a great opportunity to network with a variety of security professionals and expand your InfoSec knowledge! Please join us!

The next Chapter Meeting is our Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon 

Thursday December 10, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Doors will be opened at 10:45 AM

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The Chapter Board of Directors will be presenting proposed Bylaw amendments for membership ratification. If you are a Chapter member–please make a special effort to attend to cast your vote for the Governance of YOUR Chapter!

It will be held at the FARM LANE Branch of the MSU Federal Credit Union:

4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

Topic:“Why Do Security Professionals Fail, and What Can You Do About It?”


Presenter: Dan Lohrmann, CSO at Security Mentor, Inc.

Looking back on three decades of securing computer systems all over the world, Dan Lohrmann has some surprising cyber security stories to share. These information security lessons transcend time. You will learn how to improve your security organization and your personal career at the same time.
In this interactive presentation, Dan draws from his experiences at the National Security Agency in the 80s to working with defense officials in Europe in the 90s to managing the relentless cyberattacks facing us today. He will explain how Michigan built an award-winning cyber strategy and a close partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the White House during both the Bush and Obama administrations. Most important, Dan will offer seven lessons that security professionals and technology teams need to learn to be successful.
These people-centric approaches are necessary to win the backing of executives to ensure support for cybersecurity operations in the long term to achieve desired outcomes. You will walk away with a better understanding of the vital role that each employee has in protecting data and enabling more secure solutions.


Dan Lohrmann is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist at Security Mentor, Inc. He leads 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.
Dan is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author. During his distinguished career, he has served global organizations in a variety of executive leadership capacities. Dan led Michigan government’s cyber security and technology infrastructure teams as the enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) during his tenure with the state from May 2002- August 2014.
Dan has been honored with numerous cyber security 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. He holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana.
Dan is a writer and blogger for Government Technology Magazine and CSO Magazine. He is also a frequent speaker on technology and security topics around the globe, with keynote presentations from South Africa to Dubai to San Diego. Dan just published an article in the ISSA Journal in November 2015 entitled: “Do This Not That: Career Advice from Top Infosec Professional Leaders.”

The meeting doors will be opened at 10:45 AM for sign-in and networking. Attending this meeting earns you 2 CPE credit.

Also note our fee schedule for attending this meeting:

Affiliation Fee
Current Members of ISSA International No Charge
Friends and Guests of the ISSA Lansing Chapter ($5 higher this month because lunch is served) $15
Full-time Students interested in InfoSec $5

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting Schedule

Date and Time Presenter Location
December 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM Dan Lohrmann, CSO at Security Mentor, Inc. MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch
January 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM Quentin McCallum, IS Analyst at LBWL MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch
February 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM Austin Drouare, Sr. Web Developer at MSUFCU MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch