About the Author
Ben is an award-winning author of several books for wildly divergent audiences. The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Family Gets A Computer (October, 2010) is a picture book which teaches the concepts online safety and privacy to preschool age children. The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully (October, 2011) teaches our children how to appropriately respond to a cyber bully before they start playing in the virtual world. For those in the business field, Ben has published Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide (July 2011) through John Wiley & Sons. Seeing a void in the conversation about online safety for children before they begin K-12, Ben created a nonprofit to represent those who cannot speak for themselves: infants, toddlers and preschool children. Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is now working with the National Cyber Security Alliance and other organizations towards filling the gap. Ben Halpert is leading the mission: to keep all kids, including his own, safe online. Ben comes by his passion and expertise honestly. By day, he is the Director of Information Technology Risk Management and Compliance for a Fortune 500 firm. By night, he is a champion for the protection of children in cyberspace. Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security and the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security. Ben writes the security column for Mobile Enterprise Magazine and has contributed to seven NIST special publications and Ben is on the advisory board of numerous colleges and universities. He has keynoted and presented sessions at numerous conferences, including the RSA Security Conference, InfoSec World, IEEE, and ACM conferences. Ben is an adjunct instructor at a local University where he teaches the Master's of IT information security concentration curriculum. Ben is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds two Master's degrees.
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