Ben Rothke

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Ben Rothke, CISSP, CISM, CISA is a senior information security specialist at Tapad and has over 16 years of industry experience in information systems security and privacy.

His areas of expertise are in risk management and mitigation, security and privacy regulatory issues, design and implementation of systems security, encryption, cryptography and security policy development.

Ben is the author of Computer Security - 20 Things Every Employee Should Know (McGraw-Hill). He writes security and privacy book reviews for Slashdot and Security Management and is a former columnist for Information Security, Unix Review and Solutions Integrator magazines.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, such as RSA and MISTI, holds numerous industry certifications and is a member of ASIS, Society of Payment Security Professionals and InfraGard.

He holds the following certifications: CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, SMSP, PCI QSA.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ben Rothke and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Message in a PCI bottle - preserving message queue integrity

Don’t use general recruiters in salary negotiations

Don’t use general recruiters in salary negotiations

In part 1, I addressed why firms struggle to find quality information security staff. In this segment, I’ll discuss how recruitment can help or hinder that, and get insights from noted information security recruiter Tracy Lenzner.

The CSA is the new VIP of information security

The CSA is the new VIP of information security

While a CISO may get the glory; security architects are what most organizations need.

Do CISSPs make good life insurance agents?

Do CISSPs make good life insurance agents?

Apparently selling life insurance requires a unique set of skills that most people don’t have.

How to get CVSS right

How to get CVSS right

CVSS is a good system in which to develop your vulnerability management program. But Ben Rothke argues that unless you customize it, you will always be basing your program off of other people's vulnerabilities.

What Does the Collaborative Economy Mean for Information Security?

What Does the Collaborative Economy Mean for Information Security?

But what if the dynamic changed such that employees could use corporate and office items for their personal profit? Most firms have never thought about the concept and certainly have no processes in place to deal with it. But that’s...

It’s Time for a National Cybersecurity Safety Board (NCSB)

It’s Time for a National Cybersecurity Safety Board (NCSB)

With regards to information security, the Sony breach of 2014 shows that the time has arrived to create a National Cybersecurity Safety Board (NCSB).

What the Sony Breach Means for Security in 2015

What the Sony Breach Means for Security in 2015

The Sony breach has wide reaching implications for security and offers a wake up call to many organizations. But as Beth Rothke explains, not everyone will learn from the lessons of this incident

Time to Create a TJ Hooper for Security, Privacy?

T.J. Hooper was a precedent setting tort case in 1932. While I'm not a lawyer, I have a good friend, Ron Coleman, Esq., who blogs about law issues, so a bit of jurisprudence has rubbed off on me. In Hooper, Judge Learned Hand...

Free Lunch: Public Algorithms Beat the Alternative

Ben Rothke explains why vendors should be dropped when they refuse to reveal their algorithms.

PCI DSS: No Angel, but Certainly Not the Devil

Security luminaries Anton Chuvakin and Ben Rothke explain why 451 Group analyst Josh Corman is off his rocker when he compares PCI security to a devil and "No Child Left Behind."

End-to-End Encryption: the PCI Security Holy Grail

One of the fascinating things to do when in New York City is to visit the Federal Reserve gold vault. The vault lies 86 feet below sea level, resting on Manhattan bedrock, and holds approximately 5,000 metric tons of gold bullion. The...

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