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I am an independent information security consultant, expert witness, author, and professional speaker with over 26 years of experience in IT - the last 20 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, Women's Health and Inc. Magazine's technology site IncTechnology.com. My work has also been referenced by the PCI Council in their Data Security Standard Wireless Guidelines. I have presented at seminars and conferences over 200 times and have been a top-rated information security speaker at shows for Gartner, TechTarget, RSA, CSI, SecureWorld Expo and The IIA. I focus my speaking services on information security seminars, panels and keynoting IT and information security-related shows. Additionally, I've performed over six dozen webcasts for TechTarget, Ziff-Davis and other publishers.
I am author/co-author of 12 information security books including Hacking For Dummies, Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, Point-of-Sale Security For Dummies, Securing the Mobile Enterprise For Dummies, and Laptop Encryption For Dummies (all by Wiley) as well as The Definitive Guide to Email Management and Security (Realtimepublishers.com) and The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). In addition, I am technical editor of the book Network Security For Dummies (Wiley) as well as over a dozen books and whitepapers for Realtimepublishers.com.
I have written 37 whitepapers and over 700 articles on information security. I am a regular contributor of information security content for SearchSecurity.com, SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com, SearchSoftwareQuality.com, SearchWindowsServer.com, and Toolbox.com. I have also written articles for Information Security Magazine, 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 here at securityonwheels.com/blog. You can also view my videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/KevinBeaver, follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kevinbeaver and link to me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/kevinbeaver.
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.