Mark Rasch

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Mark Rasch
Born (1958-08-02)August 2, 1958
Rochester, New York
Alma mater State University of New York at Albany, University of Buffalo Law School
Occupation Lawyer

Mark D. Rasch is an attorney and author, working in the areas of corporate and government cybersecurity, privacy and incident response. He is currently the Chief Security Evangelist for Verizon Communications after having been Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Privacy and Data Security Officer for SAIC. From 1983-1992, Rasch worked at the U.S. Department of Justice within the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. Rasch earned a J.D. in 1983 from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a 1976 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science

He prosecuted Robert Tappan Morris in the case of United States v. Morris (1991).[1] He also drafted an amicus brief related to data encryption in DOJ v Bernstein, and prosecuted Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, and organized crime figures in New York associated with the Gambino crime family

Mr. Rasch has been a regular contributor to SecurityCurrent and SecurityFocus on issues related to law and technology and is a regular contributor to Wired Magazine. He was also a longtime columnist for StorefrontBacktalk, a now-defunct publication that tracked global retail technology. He has appeared on or been quoted by MSNBC,[2] Fox News,[3] CNN,[4] The New York Times,[5] Forbes, PBS, The Washington Post, NPR [6] and other national and international media.


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