About the Authors
Kevin Beaver is founder and information security advisor with Principle
Logic, LLC, an Atlanta-based information-security services firm. He has over
17 years of experience in the IT industry and specializes in information
security assessments for those who take security seriously — and incident
response for those who don’t. Before starting his own information-security
services business, Kevin served in various information-technology and security
roles for several healthcare, e-commerce, financial, and educational
Kevin is author of Hacking For Dummies as well as the e-book The Definitive
Guide to Email Management and Security (Realtimepublishers.com). In addition,
Kevin co-authored The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security
Compliance (Auerbach Publications). He was also a contributing author and
editor of Healthcare Information Systems, 2nd ed., (Auerbach Publications),
and technical editor of Network Security For Dummies.
Kevin is a regular columnist and information-security expert for SearchSecurity.
com, SearchWindowsSecurity.com, SearchNetworking.com, SearchExchange.
com, and SearchSmallBizIT.com. He also serves as a contributing editor
for HCPro’s Briefings on HIPAA newsletter and is a Security Clinic Expert
for ITsecurity.com. In addition, Kevin’s information-security work has
been published in Information Security Magazine, SecurityFocus.com,
and Computerworld.com. Kevin is an information-security instructor for
the Southeast Cybercrime Institute, and frequently speaks on information
security at various conferences for CSI, TechTarget, IIA, SecureWorld Expo,
and the Cybercrime Summit.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology from
Southern Polytechnic State University and his master’s degree in Management
of Technology from Georgia Tech. He also holds MCSE, Master CNE, and IT
Project+ certifications. Kevin can be reached at [email protected]
Peter T. Davis (CISA, CMA, CISSP, CWNA, CCNA, CMC, CISM) founded Peter
Davis+Associates (a very original name) as a firm specializing in the security,
audit, and control of information. A 30-year information-systems veteran,
Mr. Davis’s career includes positions as programmer, systems analyst, security
administrator, security planner, information-systems auditor, and consultant.
Peter is also the founder (and past President) of the Toronto ISSA chapter,
past Recording Secretary of the ISSA’s International Board, and past Computer
Security Institute Advisory Committee member. Mr. Davis has written or
co-written numerous articles and 10 books, including Wireless Networks For
Dummies and Securing and Controlling Cisco Routers. In addition, Peter was