John Kindervag

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

John serves Security & Risk Professionals. He is a leading expert on wireless security, network security, security information management, and PCI data security.

Previous Work Experience

John is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech world. He holds numerous industry certifications, including CISSP, CEH, QSA, and CCNA. Prior to joining Forrester, John was the senior security architect with security consultancy Vigilar, and he started the security practice for a Cisco Gold VAR, Flair Data Systems, where he was a principal security consultant. He has particular expertise in the areas of wireless security, intrusion detection and prevention, and voice over IP hacking. He has been interviewed and published in numerous magazines, including Hospitality Technology Magazine,, and John has spoken at many security conferences and events, including ToorCon, ShmoCon, and InfoSec World.


John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Iowa.

John Kindervag's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: The Future Of Data Security And Privacy: Growth And Competitive Differentiation

    Data is the lifeblood of today's digital businesses. Protecting it from theft, misuse, and abuse is the top responsibility of every S&R leader. Hacked customer data can erase millions in profits...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: No More Chewy Centers: The Zero Trust Model Of Information Security

    There's an old saying in information security: "We want our network to be like an M&M, with a hard crunchy outside and a soft chewy center." For a generation of security and risk (S&R) professio...

    • Downloads: 2574
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Build Security Into Your Network's DNA: The Zero Trust Network Architecture

    One of our goals with Zero Trust is to optimize the security architectures and technologies for future flexibility. As we move toward a data-centric world with shifting threats and perimeters, w...

    • Downloads: 2197
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Security Information Management (SIM)

    The security information management (SIM) market has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past five years. After growing to a respectable size in a short period in the early 2000s, the SIM...

    • Downloads: 1740
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Rethinking DLP: Introducing The Forrester DLP Maturity Grid

    Data loss prevention or protection (DLP) remains one of the hottest topics and most difficult challenges among S&R executives today. It's a key technology to help prevent the leakage and exfiltr...

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