Speaking Engagement Testimonials
The following are testimonials on information security keynote presentations, seminars, webcasts and other talks I've given:
“Kevin Beaver is a true IT security professional who provides a balance of both technical insight and a relatable demeanor. I recently worked with Kevin in a live virtual seminar that was presented by TechTarget and ISACA and attended by enterprise IT Security Pros. Kevin's presentation was on Emerging Cyber Threats. Not only did Kevin offer his immense knowledge and expertise, but he spoke about the rise of cyber threats in a way that the audience could understand and relate to the subject matter. His character provides a sense of conversation and interaction with the audience, rather than speaking at them, which shows his passion for the subject matter and down to earth nature. Kevin was on-time or early on several deliverables for this project and as a managing editor, that doesn't happen all that often. We had thousands of attendees at the live virtual event and his session was the most attended and had the highest feedback from our participants. I'd like to share just a few of the commends from our attendees:”
“Kevin recently moderated an executive boardroom discussion at the Florida CIO/CISO Executive Summit, which is an annual private leadership conference for C-Suite Level executives from Fortune 1000 organizations in the Florida region. Kevin did a fantastic job discussing several hot topics such as addressing common mobile security oversights and testing your own systems just to name a few. Both CIOs and CISOs felt his discussion was extremely valuable, providing very high marks including comments such as “Outstanding engaging format and active discussion on mobility challenges”. I would highly recommend Kevin as presenter for any leadership or corporate events.”
“As the marketing and events manager for an SCN Top 50 systems integrator, I hired Kevin as a keynote speaker after reading an article he penned for Security Technology Executive magazine. Our organization's annual event is the biggest technology conference in the Midwest, and I asked Kevin to address a crowd of 200+ technology decision-makers. Kevin was extremely easy to work with, prepared a great presentation and PowerPoint (not a typical PowerPoint full of text), and delivered what was promised. He also gave our attendees great takeaway advice they could implement immediately.”
“Kevin did a phenomenal job as the keynote speaker for a multi-city IT Security seminar series. As an event manager who has worked with many expert speakers over the last fifteen years I can truly say that Kevin is one of the best. He received consistent high marks from event attendees in every city. The following are just a few examples of the comments attendees shared in regards to Kevin."
"We hired Kevin Beaver to keynote our conference and his speech was superb both in content and presentation. He got the audience to give consideration to his topic of taking control of your information security career in order to stay ahead of the security curve. Kevin is an engaging speaker and I received a lot of positive feedback on his talk. That reflects well on Kevin's knowledge of our industry and his ability to effectively share it with the audience in a manner they can easily relate to. We truly enjoyed having him at our conference. I would recommend to anyone looking for an impactful information security speaker who provides great value for the investment to give Kevin a call."
"I've had the opportunity to work with Kevin at several events across the US. He's always prepared for presentations, organized, and receives plenty of positive feedback after seminars where he is speaking. He's genuinely excited about the topics he's discussing and gets his audience to ask very involved questions. I hope to get the chance to work with him again soon!"
"We ran a joint webinar with Kevin where he acted as both moderator and as one of two speakers. The event was a big success and much of that can be attributed to Kevin. His moderation skills were superb. His presentation was smooth, interesting and highly professional. Lastly, during the Q&A, Kevin engaged the audience which led to an interesting session and great questions being asked. I will be very glad to recommend Kevin's services to anyone looking to run an offline / online event related to security. He's a professional that pays attention to every small detail and is also a great guy who's a pleasure to work with. I will definitely work with Kevin again.”
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Kevin at ISACA Atlanta's annual GEEK WEEK conference. Kevin gave a session on Web systems security at our CPE event. Kevin was an excellent speaker and more importantly, was extremely knowledgeable on Web security. His session was very relevant for today's issues, his advice was solid, and he was entertaining at the same time. I hope that Kevin will be back again next year and would recommend him to anyone needing a professional, knowledgeable, and eloquent speaker/consultant."
"Kevin was hired to be the lead speaker on our behalf at the Information Week and Dark Reading security virtual event. His expert nowledge and ability to deliver an easy to understand message on his experience with cyber security threats were unmatched. He was always accessible, easy to work with and someone we will consider for future speaking opportunities."
“As the keynote speaker for a series of Hewlett-Packard Canada customer and partner events, Kevin was an ideal choice to deliver the keynote address and spoke well on the theme of mobile security. Attendee feedback on his presentation was very positive and there is no doubt he is an expert in his field.”
"We hired Kevin Beaver to keynote our inaugural Technology Conference and his talk was on point and delivered with passion and enthusiasm. Kevin's knowledge of information security surpassed the expert level but yet he was able to break things down for all of us to understand. We look forward to bringing Kevin back as a speaker at our future events and recommend others do the same."
"We hired Kevin for a keynote presentation in our IDC Security Conference, the flagship event on the IT security topic in Italy, because of his broad experience. What we didn't know was that he's not only a "guru" of the matter, but also an excellent speaker with proven communication skills, able to give a practical angle to the whole presentation - which is absolutely relevant when you are speaking to an international audience. I will definitely recommend Kevin to my colleagues around EMEA."
“Kevin Beaver is an exceptional speaker capable of taking a challenging topic and making it "make sense" for a diverse audience. Mixing personal work experiences with business facts he delivers an informative presentation that enables the listener to personalize the content and realize the scope of their own enterprise vulnerabilities and potential paths towards solutions. His presentations can help IT and physical security professionals to 'get on the same page' and work together realizing the common threats and interdependencies they share. I highly recommend him as a speaker for any audience.”
"I've leveraged Kevin on several speaking and writing projects for our security clients. He was very strategic in providing insight on how to best approach the topics we recommended, taking the time to understand our clients and collaborate with us on each project. His presentation materials and whitepapers were excellent and by far helped us accomplish our objectives."
"I had the opportunity to invite Kevin in to talk to our Georgia Department of Labor committee group about information security as it relates to employment records. His down to earth approach was easily understood and appreciated by both large and small employers. It gave all of us new insight into best practices in IT, and provided information to take back to our companies and implement immediately."
"Kevin Beaver continues to be a consummate security professional. I have had the pleasure and good fortune to work with Kevin over the years, in different circumstances. First, I have read his works and books and continue to be impressed by his understanding of cyber-security; second, we have shared the podium as speakers at some of the premier speaking events here in the U.S. and he has never disappointed the audience with his thoughts, real-world experience and candor; third, I am proud to call him a colleague and valuable resource in our profession."
"I've worked with Kevin on a number of joint marketing initiatives. He's probably one of the best speakers who brings practical experience to the public speaking and educational seminars he does. His resume speaks for itself - if you want someone who knows IT Security inside-out, but someone who can also deliver real-life recommendations, Kevin's a great choice for vendors, agencies and any working group looking for a top-notch presenter."
“Kevin has worked closely with us to deliver multiple webcast projects. He is easy to work with, possesses extensive knowledge and hands-on experience related to network and wireless security best practices, and is able to present that information in a clear, concise manner that benefits both business and technical audiences. We would not hesitate to work with him again on similar activities.”
"We hired Kevin to speak at our local ISACA chapter meeting after hearing one of his webinars. Kevin was knowledgeable, credible, and informative about a very relevant topic for today's concerns in the security world. The level of detail was appropriate for our audience and our feedback showed that Kevin's material came across professionally and was well-accepted. Many of us particularly enjoyed hearing about the things to avoid during security audits as well as the large assortment of security tools he uses in his work. We will certainly be interested in seeing Kevin again at our meetings and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other groups looking to hire someone to lead an information security seminar!"
"I took several students from my graduate IT security class to one of Kevin's seminars that was sponsored by ISACA. Kevin presented the material in an entertaining and understandable manner. I highly recommend Kevin for future speaking engagements!"
"I was lucky enough to have a couple of in-depth conference calls with Kevin before I got to meet him in person. He was a great sounding board for me at that point and someone I felt was extremely helpful as well. I was even more impressed with Kevin in person when I heard him speak at Louisville InfoSec 2008. He's an excellent and eloquent speaker. It was refreshing to go and hear someone not only talking about the infosec business, but also how to be more successful as an Information Security Professional. His advice is solid and applicable. I hope that our professional paths continue to cross."
"When Kevin presented for our group his topic was timely and the information he shared was very useful. I heard nothing but good comments about his talk and many of the guests we had in attendance said that they would definitely attend more of our meetings. It was a pleasure to work with Kevin. He is professional and responsive and we would certainly welcome him back as a speaker in the future."
“Kevin - Thank you again for the excellent talk! It was very dynamic and impressive. I really appreciate the way you speak from the heart and share the excellent advice you've gleaned along the way. We will certainly be requesting you as a speaker for future such engagements.”
"I wanted to commend you and share thanks again for the wonderful presentation at today's meeting! I received many takeaways that will be helpful to me as I progress not only professionally, also personally."
“It was a pleasure hearing you talk at the RSA conference today. You truly have wisdom that I can take back and apply to my job as a Director of Information Technology.”
“I attended your presentation. It was excellent. It was obvious that you were well-prepared, had a firm grasp on the subject matter, and a passion for it, too. When a person is facing 32-hours of intensive training, it's a blessing to avoid "death by Power Point." Thank you for a terrific presentation. It was extremely informative and pleasantly paced.”
“I want to thank you very much for the informative presentation. You did an excellent job with the presentation and explanations of the different tools. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge.”
“Thank you for your excellent presentations! You are very motivational. As someone at a crossroads in my own career I can very much appreciate your comments and suggestions.”
"We brought in Kevin to speak at our conference regarding IT and HIPAA security. Kevin presents himself well, never speaks over the audiences' head and is able to get his points across very well. The group he spoke to felt Kevin was very knowledgeable in security and they all came away with valuable information to help them assess their own environments. I couldn't think of a better person to address people on the subject of security than Kevin."
"Kevin is a terrific communicator and knowledgable information security practitioner. I have been in the audience of his sessions several times, and even when he is presenting material familiar to me, I always gain some new insight to the problems we face in the information security industry."
"Kevin deftly translates technical and abstract concepts into meaningful and practical tools that allow any student attending his sessions to leave feeling that they can apply these concepts successfully immediately within their given environment/organization."
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