Ben Halpert is a man on a mission: to keep all kids safe online. By day, he is the VP, Risk and Corporate Security at Ionic Security Inc. By night, he is a champion for the protection of children in cyberspace.
Ben is honored to be invited to speak and keynote at conferences worldwide. His most recent were at TEDxKids@Vilnius (Raising Savvy Cyber Kids: https://youtu.be/uFhFaWMdsSQ) and TEDxSaintThomas (Technology addiction and what you can do about it: https://youtu.be/0adeZP6aDQw).
Ben is an award-winning author of several books for wildly divergent audiences. 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. For those in the business field, Ben has published Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide through John Wiley & Sons.
Seeing a void in the conversation about online safety and cyber ethics for our youngest children, Ben created a nonprofit to foster appropriate decision making by the world's children as they grow up with technology. Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc. was founded in 2007 and continues to expand educational offerings.
Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security & the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics & Security. Ben wrote 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.