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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 29 years of experience in IT and 23 years specializing in security, Kevin performs independent security assessments and consulting to help 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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Psychological Security: Helping Your Team Think Like Cybercriminals

Psychological security refers to the notion that to defend a network against threats, security professionals must be able to think like cybercriminals.

Top Cybersecurity Trends for the First Half of 2017

Many of the most notable cybersecurity trends of the first half of 2017, such as the rapid evolution of malware techniques, will continue through the year.

Going Through a Rough Patch in Your Security Program? Consistent Software Patching Can Solve Security Woes

Effective and consistent software patching can solve the majority of common security challenges, yet many organizations struggle with patch management.

Addressing Security Gaps in the Energy Industry

To address security gaps in the energy industry, organizations must empower leaders to take full responsibility for cyberdefense and hold them accountable.

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.