Kevin Beaver


Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, writer, and professional speaker with Atlanta, Georgia-based Principle Logic, LLC. With over three decades of experience in the industry, Kevin specializes in performing independent security assessments and consulting to help his clients uncheck the boxes that keep creating a false sense of security. He has written over 1,300 articles and 12 books on information security including the best-selling Hacking For Dummies and The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance.

Articles written by Kevin Beaver

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    Understanding the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

    Long-standing information security best practices, frameworks, and regulations are a reliable means for ensuring that networks are resilient, and information remains secure. Still, oftentimes organizations and individuals will have their own interpretation of such security practices but that may not…

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  • Best practice tips for your password policy

    I think we can all agree that policies are one of the more boring aspects of a security program. They often bring about a false sense of security and tend to facilitate complacency. After all, the assumption is as long as the policy is documented,…

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  • What to expect during your next penetration test

    For some businesses, vulnerability and penetration testing is a deeply-ingrained process that just works. However, for many others, this exercise is less known – arguably a mysterious, if not a downright scary aspect of running an information security program. After…

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