BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ferris State University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Rick is at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology, serving in the Saunders College of Business creating a Cybersecurity Management minor within the Management of Information Systems program and developing a Cybersecurity Business Engagement group through Saunders Cyber: Risk and Resilience. Rick also teaches the courses "Building a Web Business," "Systems Analysis and Design," and "Systems Development for Web," covering the non-technical and technical topics of business development, digital products and sales, online advertising and marketing, social engagement and business blogging. Outside of his teaching, as the Creative Director for the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), Rick develops the unique, immersive and narrative training environments for the RIT GCI Cyber Range and Training Center and developed the software framework for RIT's Cybersecurity Bootcamp. Along with his daughters and illustrator, Rachel Bentley, he has also authored a children's book about RIT's mascot, RITchie, who he named back in 1989.
Prior to his work at RIT, Rick created the academic world of Mobile Forensics as a professor of Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute from 2005 to 2012, where he also created the annual Mobile Forensics World Conference, and served on the FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force. Rick's areas of expertise include Cybersecurity Risk & Resilience and Small-Scale Digital Device Forensics. He was also a Policy, Law and Management Faculty Member with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. Previously at Ferris State University (2000-2005), Rick taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Assurance and Security, Network Management, Intelligent Agents, and E-Business Strategy. Rick also served as a Technology Director and Educator for various school districts, a Communications Electronic Warfare Officer for the U.S. Army, and a Radio Disc Jockey.
He has authored numerous articles in the area of Small Scale Digital Device Forensics, created the Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal and acts as a reviewing editor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Guidelines for Mobile Device Forensics, Guidelines for Cellphone Forensics, Guidelines for PDA Forensics, Cell Phone Forensic Tools, and PDA Forensic Tools. As a consultant, Rick also works with local, state and federal agencies in cybersecurity matters.
- Tapping Your Cell Phone - November 14, 2008, WTHR 13 News (Over 5M Views!)
- When the Evidence is on the Cell Phone - May 1, 2014, Spectrum IEEE, Tekla S. Perry
- IEEE Spectrum: Apple Has Already Won. Now It Should Crack the San Bernadino iPhone - February 22, 2016, Spectrum IEEE, Tekla S. Perry
- Boston Globe: The FBI's second thoughts and a second chance for privacy - March 23, 2016, Boston Globe
- Rochester In Focus - RITchie Finds His Stripes - January 15, 2017, WHEC 10 News
- RITchie: Inside the Suit - February 5, 2016, RIT Reporter Magazine
- Hackers, Cyber Attacks and Malware (Oh My!) - December 2, 2016, RIT Reporter Magazine
- Protecting your information on Cyber Monday - November 28, 2016, WHEC 10 News
- Mobile Forensics CEO Proposes Controversial Access Tech for Smartphones - April 19, 2016, Spectrum IEEE, Amy Nordrum