Ben’s Bio 2017-01-09T18:29:53+00:00


aboutthefounderBen 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 ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded in 2007.

Ben is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and was awarded CISO of the Year in 2015 by EC-Council for his leadership at Ionic Security Inc. Ben is an advisor and investor in numerous cyber ventures and is on the advisory board of several colleges and universities. Ben serves as a trainer for chief information security officers around the globe. Ben also writes a monthly column for WORTH that blends cyber security advice for busy professionals, their families and their organizations.

Ben is honored to speak and keynote at conferences and events worldwide. He has presented multiple times at the RSA Security Conference and InfoSec World Conference. 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 ethics educational and awareness sessions for, parents, teachers, school administrators 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 Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Family Gets a Computer 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 teaches our children how to appropriately respond to a cyber bully before they start playing in the virtual world. The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: Adventures Beyond the Screen helps kids discover meaningful ways to have fun without technology.

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, Rogers TV, ABC, and Good Day Atlanta.

Please reach out to Ben and let him know how he can help you, your organization, and your family!