Kevin Beaver

IANS Faculty

Kevin is the founder and principal consultant of Atlanta-based Principle Logic, LLC, an independent information security company that focuses on vulnerability and penetration testing, security operations reviews, and virtual CISO services. He also serves on the Industry Advisory Board for Computer Engineering at Kennesaw State University – Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Kevin has served in many information technology and security roles for healthcare, e-commerce, finance, education, and consulting organizations. Kevin is also a prominent writer having written over 1,300 articles on information security.

  • Application & Network Security
  • Incident Response
  • Compliance & Governance
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Security Leadership

Achievements & Contributions

  • Author of Hacking For Dummies (2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2022) – currently in its 7th edition and having been translated into nine different languages, is one of the all-time best-selling books on information security
  • Co-Author of Hacking Wireless Networks for Dummies (2011), Laptop Encryption for Dummies (2007), PCI Cardholder Data Protection for Dummies (2010), Identity & Access Management for Dummies (2011), Next-Generation IPS for Dummies (2013), Point-of-Sale Security for Dummies (2015), Securing the Mobile Enterprise for Dummies (2006)
  • Co-Author of The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (2004, 2014)
  • Referenced by the PCI Security Standards Council in their Data Security Standard Wireless Guidelines
  • Contributor to TechTarget’s and SpiceWorks/Ziff Davis's,
  • Professional speaker who has given hundreds of security talks to tens of thousands of people
  • Appeared as a security expert on CNN Television and CBS Radio
  • Quoted as a security professional in Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune Small Business, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Woman’s Day, and Inc. Magazine’s

Certifications & Credentials

  • MS, Management of Technology – Georgia Tech | Dupree College of Business
  • BS, Computer Engineering Technology – Southern College of Technology
  • CISSP – (ISC)2

Hobbies & Fun Facts

For fun, Kevin enjoys road racing his Mazda Miata in the Spec Miata class with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) as well as riding dirt bikes and snow skiing with his children.