Ben Woelk

Biography

Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC, is the Program Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he's developed a leading information security awareness program. Ben is a member and former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Awareness and Training Working Group of the Higher Education Information Security Council. Ben is an Associate Fellow and a past president of the Society for Technical Communication.

He holds the CISSP (#379414), CPTC, is a CPTC trainer, and is ITIL v3 certified. Ben holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University, and the University of Rochester, and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. Ben is adjunct faculty at RIT, teaching classroom and online courses in Cyber Security Policy and Law, Technical Communication, and Introverts and Leadership.

Prior to joining RIT, Ben provided technical communications and change management consulting to a number of area Fortune 500 companies. His current interests include working with other security awareness practitioners to develop effective security awareness programs and providing mentoring and coaching to new and aspiring introverted leaders, and speaking and presenting workshops on introverted leadership, creating security awareness programs, and technical communication.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Wind, Trees, and Security Awareness
    • Blog

    A security awareness program that develops a well-rooted community is essential for helping college and university communities withstand cyberattacks.

  • Podcast: Cybersecurity Awareness Success Stories
    • Multimedia

    Several higher education IT security leaders share a few of their success stores about how they collaborate effectively with other departments, and ways they make people care more about security awareness.

EDUCAUSE Presentations