Ralph Spencer Poore—Inventor/Author/Consultant

Welcome to Ralph Spencer Poore's Home Page!  Ralph is an author and an inventor in privacy technology, electronic commerce and information security. Ralph is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified in Homeland Security—Level III (CHS-III). In addition, he has posted information about some of his vocational and avocational interests.


The (ISC) Journal

As a Board of Advisors member of The (ISC) Journal (also known as Information Systems Security) published by Auerbach Publications of Taylor & Francis Group, I welcome your comments and suggestions for articles.

Cryptographic Assurance Services LLC (CAS)

CAS is a company headquartered in Arlington, Texas in which I am an owner and Chief Cryptologist. It is currently quiesced, but had specialized in information assurance and cryptography consulting services.

Pi "R" Squared Consulting

pR2 Consulting is the name under which I did business. Historically, it specialized in information security, privacy, and control/compliance assessments and advisory services for the commercial sector.

R Academy, Ltd.

“R” Squared Academy developed and marketed computer-based training (CBT) courses for the audit, security and privacy practitioner. The Academy specialized in training for compliance self-assessments to meet contractual, regulatory, or industry standards requirements. Instructors for the Academy are currently on sabbatical. Inquiries are welcome.

Inventions and Publications

My latest, security-related patent, Patent 6,202,933 "Transaction card and methods and apparatus therefor," issued on March 20, 2001.  I am always working on new articles, chapters of books, American National Standards (especially X9F), and one or more works of fiction (that may or may not ever see the light of day!). Credits have included chapters in the Handbook of Information Security (Tipton et al. editors), the Generally Accepted System Security Principles, and articles in the National Law Journal, Computing Canada, Datamation, EDPACS, ISSA Password, and Auerbach’s Data Security Management series.


As an active member of Toastmasters International, I’ve founded a chapter, served as Chapter President, served as Vice President of Public Relations in another chapter, served as District Realignment Committee Chairman, and served as an Area Governor. I just completed my Advanced Toastmaster Bronze (ATMb) and have my Competent Toastmaster/Competent Leader (CTM/CL).

I enjoy science fiction including Babylon 5, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, et al. Isaac Asimov is my favorite author. I am also a Certified Lay Speaker in my church and an Emmaus member. I enjoy both chess and bridge socially. I'm a member of Mensa and a host of other organizations, but since I have little time at all outside of work and family, I don't attend meetings on a regular basis.