Bio & Resume
Based out of the Mid-Atlantic region of the US, Ben is a recognized and respected leader in the security community. He is a published author and experienced public speaker with a broad background in information security, ranging from small to larger enterprises, and covering a variety of topics such as policy development and enforcement, risk assessment and management, compliance management and remediation, strategic security planning, and security program development and management. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). His most recent speaking engagements include RSA USA, the ISSA International Conference, Secure360 (St. Paul, MN), and the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (Denver, CO).
In addition to his professional experience, Ben has also completed a Masters degree in Engineering Management, with a concentration in Information Security Management, at The George Washington University. As part of this program he completed a thesis that created a new model for overall enterprise assurance management. He is also an active member in the security community, serving as co-chair of the Information Security Committee within the American Bar Association's Section of Science & Technology, member of the ABA eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), former board member for the Open Web Application Security Program (OWASP) Northern VA (NoVA) chapter, board member at large for the Society of Information Risk Analysts, and member and participant in several other security groups and organizations.
Prior to his current endeavors, Ben has worked in a variety of security roles for companies including AOL, Wells Fargo, BT Professional Services, ICSA Labs, Ernst & Young, LockPath, and Gartner.