Ben Halpert is a man on a mission: to educate and empower today’s digital citizens in the workplace, at schools, and at home.
By day, he is the VP of Risk and Corporate Security at Ionic Security Inc. bringing his global experience in Risk Management, Cyber Security, Physical Security, Audit, Privacy, and Compliance to the world’s most innovative data protection company on behalf of its’ customers. By night, he champions cyber safety and cyber ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded in 2007.
Ben is honored to speak and keynote at conferences and events worldwide. He has presented at the World Economic Forum, multiple times at the RSA Security Conference, InfoSec World Conference & SecureWorld events. Ben was invited to present at TEDxKids@Vilnius (Raising Savvy Cyber Kids) and TEDxSaintThomas (Technology Addiction and What You Can Do About It). In addition, Ben has presented at IEEE, ACM, CSO50, CISO Summits, the Worth Safety & Security Summit and many other events over his career.
Based on his early research and experience in the then emerging field of Cloud Computing, Ben was invited to publish Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide through John Wiley & Sons. Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security
and the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics & Security, wrote the security column for Mobile Enterprise Magazine and has contributed to seven NIST special publications.
Through Savvy Cyber Kids, Ben provides cyber safety and cyber ethics educational and awareness sessions for parents, teachers, and students—from preschool through high school. Ben is the award-winning author of the Savvy Cyber Kids at Home children’s book series (The Family Gets a Computer, The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, and Adventures Beyond the Screen).
As a trusted voice on a variety of cyber security issues, Ben has made numerous radio and TV appearances and has been featured in newspaper and magazines, including Fox News, CNN HLN, Rogers TV, ABC, Good Day Atlanta, and WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta.