Embark on a fascinating journey with an individual whose diverse background encompasses a rich tapestry of faith, intellectual curiosity, and a deep-rooted passion for cybersecurity. Raised in a household where the echoes of Lutheran and Presbyterian teachings resonated, their journey has been marked by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, spanning topics ranging from history and faith to the intricacies of cybersecurity. Through avid reading, blogging, podcasting, and active engagement on social media platforms, they not only enrich their own understanding but also foster meaningful conversations within their community. Join us as we delve into their insightful reflections and experiences, navigating the intersection of faith, intellectual exploration, and the evolving landscape of cybersecurity




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so my father was a Lutheran Pastor my wife's father was a presbyterian Pastor in the Christian faith and uh so we do a lot of reading U on on on uh different topics topics around history um but also around our faith but also around cyber security so I love to read books I I'm always blogging and writing and and and podcasting like with you um so I really I enjoy um a lot of really great uh conversation with people like like yourself and um so I I really do try and read a lot if I possibly can but um encourage people to uh on Twitter I'm gov CSO um and I'm also on LinkedIn be happy to l with people feel free to reach out to me and uh and I'll link with you wonderful Dan thanks a lot this had been a fascinating conversation thank you for joining us well thank you for having me I really really enjoyed the conversation so have a great day thank youbut even back in2013 it started getting big 2014 2015 2019 you know I think it was for me it was the top story in state and local governments in the USA 2020 they say it doubled last year 100% and now it's going to even be worse in 2021 so my point is this that whole exercise we you know Homeland Security thought of that seven years before ransomware even became very big and then even 15 years before it's like the number one story so my message to to the people listening and to people watching us is you can learn a lot in these scenarios you can think through things and even think through what might come next and who knows you may even be predicting what's going to happen five years from now in cyber security because the bad guys are always looking for new ways to get into our our networks new ways to make money new ways to um to  extort money and and so we saw that way before ransomware became popular. 


Highlights :

Diverse Interests and Engagements: Our discussion unveils a captivating narrative of a person deeply engaged in a multitude of pursuits, from delving into historical and theological realms to immersing themselves in the dynamic field of cybersecurity. Their voracious appetite for knowledge fuels a constant quest for learning and sharing insights through various mediums, including blogging, writing, and podcasting.

Prescient Insights into Ransomware: A poignant revelation emerges regarding the foresight of homeland security, which foresaw the looming threat of ransomware years before its widespread impact. From its initial emergence in the early 2010s to becoming a predominant cybersecurity concern by 2019, the evolution of ransomware underscores the significance of proactive measures and scenario planning in mitigating cyber threats.


 As our conversation draws to a close, we are reminded of the invaluable lessons gleaned from reflecting on the past and anticipating the future. The journey of our guest serves as a testament to the power of intellectual curiosity, proactive engagement, and foresight in navigating complex challenges, both within the realm of faith and cybersecurity. Through continuous learning, dialogue, and preparedness, we equip ourselves to confront the evolving landscape of cyber threats with resilience and vigilance. Join us in embracing the spirit of exploration and innovation as we navigate the intersections of faith, knowledge, and cybersecurity in an ever-changing world.



Dan Lohrmann is an esteemed cybersecurity expert and Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Presidio, celebrated for his impactful career across both public and private sectors. With beginnings at the National Security Agency and roles at Lockheed Martin and ManTech, he has been recognized as CSO of the Year among other accolades. Dan is also a prolific author and speaker, sharing insights on cybersecurity and technology modernization through his award-winning blog and publications.

Bikash Barai
is credited for several innovations in the domain of Network Security and Anti-Spam Technologies and has multiple patents in USPTO. Fortune recognized Bikash among India’s Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40 (Fortune 40-under-40).Bikash is also an active speaker and has spoken at various forums like TiE, RSA Conference USA, TEDx etc.

Earlier he founded iViZ an IDG Ventures-backed company that was later acquired by Cigital and now Synopsys. iViZ was the first company in the world to take Ethical Hacking (or Penetration Testing) to the cloud. 




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