About the Editor
Ben Halpert is the Director of Information Technology Risk Management and Compliance at McKesson Corporation. In his off-hours, he is a champion for the protection of children in cyberspace.
Seeing a void in the conversation about online safety for children before they begin K to 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 to fill the education gap. Ben authored the children's picture book The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Family Gets A Computer, which was released in October, 2010. His next book, The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, is due out in late 2011.
Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security and the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security. Ben is the security columnist for Mobile Enterprise Magazine and has contributed to seven NIST special publications. 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.