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Daniel Hanttula - Oklahoma Safety Council. Oklahoma City, OK, US

Daniel Hanttula

Manager | Oklahoma Safety Council

Oklahoma City, OK, UNITED STATES

Author, Speaker, IT Professional





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Daniel Hanttula served as the Director of Information Security for the State of Oklahoma and the Sector Chief of Government Facilities for Oklahoma InfraGard. Prior to his public sector experience, he served as a Head of IT - USA for Engel & Voelkers, a luxury real estate franchise and as a Technical Project Architect for Microsoft Corporation. Daniel has published several books and served as a contributing editor for technical magazines for over a decade; penning hundreds of articles and serving as a guest author for C|NET, HP, ZDTV and more.

Daniel was elected the Most Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons of Oklahoma for 2016-2017. He has founded several professional and civic organizations, and still serves as a trustee, treasurer, and board member for many today. He is well-known as a dynamic and engaging speaker, and as a resource for detailed information on Internet safety, anti-bullying, secret societies and self-improvement. Daniel is best known as the annual speaker for the "Secret Societies of America" course at the University of Oklahoma.

Industry Expertise (4)


Information Technology and Services

Government Administration


Areas of Expertise (10)

Internet Safety

Bullying and Cyberbullying



Computer & Internet Security/Privacy

State and Local Government

Hiring and Recruiting

Mentoring & Training

Esoteric Symbolism

Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Education (1)

University of the Pacific: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 1993

Affiliations (1)

  • Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Oklahoma

Media Appearances (3)

Social Media in Government: Personal Management

GovLoop  online


After a long weekend filled with relaxation, cookouts and time with friends, the harmless picture you took with a beer in hand is no big deal, right? -Not necessarily. Social media can easily lead to blurring the line between our personal and professional lives and sometimes have a negative impact on the latter. Join us for Social Media in Government: Personal Management where we’ll discuss important social media etiquette and legal rules. You will hear from our expert speakers: • Daniel Hanttula, Director of Information Security, State of Oklahoma and Sector Chief of Government...

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Save Money and Plan BEFORE a Disaster Strikes

Interface OKC  


Millions of dollars are spent to build, furnish and staff a data center or IT-enabled facility, but how much is spent to protect it? Disaster Recovery usually only receives the funding it needs after an incident. However, there are many systems and services you can employ to inexpensively prepare for the inevitable which will also help you begin discussions for improving preparedness. Your organization can drastically improve physical security and disaster readiness. Daniel Hanttula is President of InfraGard Oklahoma, a former member of the MS-ISAC Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Cyber Exercise Workgroup, and the reason Oklahoma was included in CyberStorm V, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) biennial exercise series. He will discuss how to put the spotlight back on your BCP-DR program to help gain funding and awareness for your program – no matter what condition your DR program is currently in.

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Cyber Parenting: Protecting your Family from 21st Century Threats

FBI's InfraGard Program  online


This talk will provide a detailed examination of new threats and old challenges that parents face trying to keep their kids safe as the Internet becomes a prominent part of growing up. Brand new security technologies (and brand new hacker techniques!) will be examined in a parent-friendly way to explore how to protect your family "beyond just browser" controls. Facts & figures will provide insight into the real threats that our children face every day. This talk will equip parents with what they need to know to make the Internet a safe and fun place for the entire family.

Event Appearances (7)

Schrodinger's cat, and the importance of a single question in Freemasonry

Rosicrucian Society of the United States  Guthrie, OK


Handheld Financial Applications / Advanced Use - Magic Cap OS

PDA Developer's North  Chicago, IL


Panelist: Battle of the Handhelds

Mobile & PDA Expo - West  San Francisco, CA


Speaker: PDA Overview and Market Considerations / Facilitator: Handheld and Personal Use Products (all-day track)

DAPCON  San Jose California


Modernizing State Government in the Information Age

Association of Information Technology Professionals  University of Central Oklahoma - College of Business auditorium


Personal & Professional Information Security: What you need to know

Association of Government Accountants Fall Seminar  Will Rogers Theatre (Oklahoma City, OK)


Traditional Observance Masonry - Why we only wear one pin

2016 Guest Lecture Series - Honolulu Lodge F&AM  Honolulu, Hawaii




  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


0 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Courses (1)

LTRS 3313 Secret Societies in American Culture - University of Oklahoma

Annual guest speaker (6 years running) for the OU class on Secret Societies.

Articles (4)

How to Succeed in your Government Career


If working for the government teaches one valuable lesson, it is that opportunity is everywhere. And the assertive employee can build an impressive resume by listening for the knocks of opportunity available throughout public service. Answering the call can lead you to promotions, career-building moments, and personal challenges that surpass anything available in the private sector. But opportunity is not without risk, and there are a few tips that can help you make the right choices to succeed in government work.

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Beyond the Basics: How to Master Holding a Meeting


Over the course of my career, I have run hundreds of meetings, trainings and events in the corporate world, civic organizations and the government — and I’m here to share some tips. This blog post assumes that you’ve already tackled the basics (have an agenda, stick to the schedule, use a “parking lot” for unrelated topics and follow-up with action items), and you are looking to gain a higher level of proficiency in meeting management. My goal is to provide a set of tips as well as post-meeting reviews that can help you hone your natural speaking abilities to a razor-sharp edge and give even the most seasoned oratory professionals a new trick for their trade.

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Five Steps for Keeping your Kids Safe Online


As a parent and a volunteer at my children’s school, I’ve become acutely aware of the online dangers that threaten our children. At the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) so aptly put it; “Children present additional challenges [to computer security] because of their natural characteristics: innocence, curiosity, desire for independence, and fear of punishment. You need to consider these characteristics when determining how to protect your data and the child.” The Internet is an amazing place that allows children to meet and interact with people from around the world, but it also provides the bad guys new ways into your home that was heretofore unavailable. And, remember, that keeping your computer network at home secure is essential for your job as well, since hackers could use it to gain access to your work systems.

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How to stay safe online when you work in government


The Internet has changed the way we communicate with our family, friends and the world around us. But, as government employees, we’re now the targets of international hackers that are very eager to get their hands on our log in credentials and systems. Fortunately, keeping yourself safe online doesn’t have to be a hassle and you can have a little fun doing it! Here are a few easy tips that can make a considerable difference in keeping your online profile more secure and help you feel like a secret agent in the process.

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