I am an independent information security consultant, expert witness, professional speaker, and writer with over 29 years of experience in IT - the last 23 of which I've dedicated to information security. Before starting Principle Logic in 2001, I served in various information technology and security roles for several healthcare, e-commerce, financial firms, educational institutions, and consulting organizations.
I have appeared on CNN television as an information security expert and have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune Small Business, Men's Health, Women's Health, Woman's Day,and Inc. Magazine's technology site IncTechnology.com. My work has also been referenced by the PCI Security Standards Council in their Data Security Standard Wireless Guidelines. I have presented at seminars and conferences hundreds of times and have been a top-rated information security speaker at shows for TechTarget, Gartner, RSA, ISACA, and others. I focus my speaking services on information security seminars, panels, and keynoting IT and information security-related shows. Additionally, I've performed over five dozen webcasts for TechTarget, Ziff-Davis, and other publishers.
I have written/co-written 12 information security books including one of the all-time best-selling information security books Hacking For Dummies (currently in its 5th edition) as well as Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, Point-of-Sale Security For Dummies, Next-Generation IPS For Dummies, HP Converged Infrastructure For Dummies, PCI Cardholder Data Protection For Dummies, Identity & Access Management For Dummies, Securing the Mobile Enterprise For Dummies, and Laptop Encryption For Dummies (all by Wiley), The Definitive Guide to Email Management and Security and Implementation Strategies for Fulfulling and Maintaining IT Compliance (Realtimepublishers.com), as well as the brand new The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (2nd edition) and Healthcare Information Systems, 2nd edition (Auerbach). In addition, I am technical editor of the books Network Security For Dummies and CISSP For Dummies (Wiley) as well as over a dozen books and whitepapers for Realtimepublishers.com.
I have written 37 whitepapers and over 1,000 articles on information security. I am a regular contributor of security content for SearchSecurity.com (also their resident application security expert), SearchSoftwareQuality.com, SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com, Ziff Davis'Toolbox.com, IBM's Security Intelligence blog, and Rapid7's Security Street blog. I have also written for Information Security Magazine, Security Technology Executive, CSOOnline.com, and Computerworld.com. In addition, I'm the creator and author of the Security On Wheels information security audio programs providing security learning for IT professionals on the go as well as its associated blog at securityonwheels.com/blog. You can also follow me on YouTube, on Twitter (@kevinbeaver) and connect with me on LinkedIn.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Southern College of Technology and my master's degree in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech. I also hold the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification which I obtained in 2001.
"A business associate referred our company to Principle Logic when we were seeking a resource to perform vulnerability /penetration testing for our external and internal networks. We found Kevin Beaver to be professional, well informed, and easy to work with. His testing did not disrupt our networks, and his progress updates were timely.
His final report was very thorough and included security recommendations for our network environment. The executive leadership was so impressed with Kevin’s security expertise, they have extended their agreement to continue to perform periodic testing. We highly recommend Kevin Beaver and Principle Logic as a resource for network security testing.”