Kevin Beaver
Founder and principal consultant
Principle Logic, LLC

I am an independent information security consultant, author, keynote speaker, and expert witness with two decades of experience in IT -- the last 15 years of which I've dedicated to information security. Before starting Principle Logic, LLC 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 presented at seminars and conferences over 100 times and have been a top-rated speaker at shows for RSA, CSI, and IIA. I now focus on keynoting IT and information security shows in the U.S. and abroad - most recently keynoting for Hewlett-Packard, IDC, ISSA and The Georgia Society of CPAs.

I am author/co-author of seven books on information security including the highly-successful ethical hacking book Hacking For Dummies, Hacking Wireless Networks 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 ( and The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). In addition, I am a contributing author and editor of the book Healthcare Information Systems, 2nd edition by Auerbach Publications, technical editor of the book Network Security For Dummies by Wiley Publishing, and technical editor for over a dozen books and whitepapers for

In addition to my books, I am the creator and author of Security On Wheels audio programs providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. I have an associated blog at I am also a regular contributor of information security content for,,,, and Security Technology Executive magazine.

I am the founder and past president of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Information Security Society and serve as an IT advisory board member for two Atlanta-based colleges. 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.

Rebecca Herold
Founder and principal consultant
Rebecca Herold, LLC

Rebecca Herold, CIPP, CISSP, CISM, CISA, FLMI, is an information privacy, security and compliance consultant, author and instructor who has provided assistance, advice, services, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries during the past two decades.

Rebecca was named one of the “Best Privacy Advisers” in two of three categories by Computerworld magazine in 2007 and 2008. In 2008 Rebecca’s blog was named one of the “Top 50 Internet Security Blogs” by the Daily Netizen.  Rebecca was also named one of the "Top 59 Influencers in IT Security" for 2007 by IT Security magazine.  The information security program Rebecca created for Principal Financial Group, where she worked for 12 years, received the 1998 CSI Information Security Program of the Year Award.   

Rebecca assists organizations of all sizes and industries throughout the world with their information privacy, security and regulatory compliance programs, content development, and strategy development and implementation through a large variety of tools and services.   She offers a range of standard and customized one and two-day workshops including one addressing how individuals across disciplines can work together to most effectively assure privacy and regulatory compliance while efficiently implementing security controls.

Some of Rebecca’s products and tools include:

Rebecca is working on her 12th book, has written dozens of book chapters and over 200 published articles, and writes multiple monthly columns.  Rebecca has been invited to speak any multiple seminars and conferences since the early 1990’s and consistently receives highest ratings.  She also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) program.

You can reach Rebecca at:
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