What local cops learn, and carriers earn, from cellphone records

Mark Rasch
Washington, DC

Security & Defense Technology


Mark Rasch
Mark Rasch is a Washington, D.C.-based security expert who can discuss all the legal and ethical concerns surrounding all areas of information security.
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Washington, DC 20005
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Mark D. Rasch is a principal at Secure IT Experts, dedicated to providing world-class professional advice in the ares of information security, privacy and regulatory compliance. He brings over 24 years of experience in the information security field, having served for nine years as the head of the United States Department of Justice computer crime unit, and having prosecuted key cases involving computer crime, hacking, computer fraud and computer viruses. Mr. Rasch is focused on helping clients in the areas of computer security, privacy and incident response.

Rasch spent the last 15 years consulting with commercial and governmental clients on matters related to computer security, regulatory compliance, and electronic evidence handling and computer incident response. For the past 3 years he was the senior vice president and chief security counsel at Solutionary. Prior to Solutionary, Rasch helped establish the SAIC Center for Information Protection (CIP), a business unit within SAIC dedicated to commercial information security consulting. Starting with 9 people, the CIP developed first into Global Integrity Corporation, a wholly owned SAIC subsidiary, and then was acquired by Predictive Systems, Inc.

Prior to that, Rasch was in private practice with the Washington, D.C. office of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn. Rasch writes a monthly column in Symantec’s “Security Focus” online magazine on issues related to law and technology and is a regular contributor to “Wired” magazine.


Expertise includes computer security, drafting and editing computer security and privacy policies, computer incident response, electronic evidence, and internal and external investigations.

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Recent Publications/Appearances


April 18, 2012 MSNBC "  EXCLUSIVE: What local cops learn, and carriers earn, from cell "

January 3, 2011 Huffington Post "Cheaters' Spy Shop: TV Show Opens Online Store So Viewers Can Investigate Their Own Lovers"

December 7, 2011 CSO "Carrier IQ security risks overblown?"

October 24, 2011 "This Week in Tech: Lawmakers to explore legalized Internet gambling"

October 5, 2011 Chicago Sun Times "Editorial: Cell phone tells life story that should stay private"

October 4, 2011 NYT  "Bank of America Web Site Still Troubled"

June 14, 2011 ABC News "9 Crucial Steps to Take to Protecting Yourself Online"

June 14, 2011 CNBC "Thieves Found Citigroup Site an Easy Entry"

March 3, 2011 Storefront Backtalk "Yes, You Really Can Still Ask For ZIP Codes. Just Do It Properly"

Jan 7, 2011 MSNBC "Craigslist 'robberies by appointment' turn violent"

Jan 5, 2011 Daily Tech "California Allows Warrantless Cell Phone Searches"

Jan 4, 2011 MSNBC "Court: No warrant needed to search cell phone"

Dec 13, 2010 NPR "U.S. Hunts 'Hacktivists;' Some Ask: Is It Worth It?"

Dec 13, 2010 WBUR "Booked: Gregg Housh, Unofficial Spokesman For Nonexistent Group"

Dec 9, 2010 CNN International "Cyber Attacks"

Dec 9, 2010 KMPH "Hackers Target Credit Card Companies"

Nov 29, 2010 ABC News Nightline "WikiLeaks: Reverse Spying?"

Oct 26, 2010 MSNBC "'National ID theft' a border threat"

Oct 4, 2010 The Washington Post "D.C. area contractors ramp up cybersecurity offerings"

Aug 17, 2010 New York Times "BlackBerry Security Stance Sows Anxiety"

Aug 9, 2010 CNET "Ex-DOJer helped expose alleged Wikileas source"

June 22, 2010 The Examiner NY "Big Names Help Run Project Vigiliant"

April, 30 2010 New York Times "iPhonegate:Q&A With Mark D. Rasch, Computer Security Expert"

October 2009 Vanity Fair "Killer@Craigslist"

July 31, 2006 Security Focus "E-mail Security in the Workplace"

May 25, 2005 Charlie Rose





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