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Kevin Beaver

Independent Information Security Consultant

Kevin Beaver is an information security consultant, writer and professional speaker with Atlanta-based Principle Logic, LLC. With over 28 years of experience in IT and 22 years specializing in security, Kevin performs independent security assessments and helps businesses uncheck the boxes that keep creating a false sense of security. He has authored/co-authored 12 books on information security, including the best-selling "Hacking For Dummies" and "The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance." In addition, Kevin is the creator of the Security On Wheels information security audiobooks and blog providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. You can learn more and link to Kevin's articles, blog posts, videos and more at his website, www.principlelogic.com.

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Don’t Sit Back and Wait for Security Risks to Disappear

Many IT leaders and executives simply accept security risks as a result of poor decisions based on fear, misinformation and flawed insights.

Traditional Approaches to User Security Training Are Creating Unnecessary Risks

To make user security training more effective, IT leaders must engage employees with a more creative — and less boring — approach.

Top Reasons You Need to Be Thinking About the Psychology of Security

Insights into the psychology of security can help IT professionals get executives and employees on board with security initiatives and best practices.

Signs That You’re About to Suffer a Security Breach

Security leaders must communicate effectively with executives and monitor users for signs that the organization is about to suffer a security breach.

How Do You Know You’re Making Progress in Your Security Program?

When it comes to security, only perfect practice makes perfect. Still, many IT teams rush through the motions in a mad dash to show signs of progress.

Breaking Down Barriers to Information Security Progress

Information security programs need to progress to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, but it's not easy for leaders to overcome common barriers.

RSA Wrap-Up: Top Stories From the 2017 RSA Conference

For our RSA wrap-up, we summarized some key points and takeaways about emerging trends such as the IoT, security analytics and the IT skills shortage.

RSA Tips for CISOs: From 10 Years Ago to Today

CISOs struggling with long-term security challenges can glean some helpful information based off RSA tips presented at this year's conference.

Looking at the Bigger Picture for Your Information Security Program

IT managers must understand how initiatives related to the information security program affect the business side of the organization.

The Role of the CISO and Information Security in the Construction Industry

Many companies fail to recognize the importance of information security in the construction industry. A CISO or CIO is critical to lead security efforts.