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 CISO at Groupon bringing his global experience in Risk Management, Cybersecurity, Physical Security, Audit, Privacy, Compliance, and IT to benefit their merchants, customers, and employees.
By night, he champions cyber ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded in 2007.
Ben enjoys being on boards of organizations looking to enhance value and organizational resilience for the stakeholders they serve.
Ben is honored to speak and keynote at conferences and events worldwide. He has presented at the World Economic Forum, NACD directorship training, RSA Security Conference, GISEC Global, InfoSec World, SecureWorld, IEEE, ACM, CSO50, CIO/CISO Summits and many other events over his career.
Ben was invited to present at TEDxKids@Vilnius (Raising Savvy Cyber Kids) and TEDxSaintThomas (Technology addiction and what you can do about it).
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, 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 TV and radio appearances and has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wired, BBC, Kilinger, Good Morning America, Good Day Atlanta, CNN HLN, Fox News, RogersTV, RTVI, 11 Alive, WSB-TV, among others.
Security Risks in Web3 and the Metaverse
29 June 2022, 13:15 - 14:00 BST