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: Planning For Failure

    S&R pros, it's not a question of if — but when — your organization will experience a serious security breach. Cybercriminals are using more sophisticated and targeted attacks to stea...

    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report: TechRadar™: Zero Trust Network Threat Mitigation Technology, Q1 2015

      Not a week goes by without news of network attacks and stolen data. Consumers routinely undergo the stress of fraudulent charges or compromised credit cards. Digital businesses lose millions in ...

      • Downloads: 215
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report: Five Steps To A Zero Trust Network

      A Zero Trust network abolishes the quaint idea of a "trusted" internal network demarcated by a corporate perimeter. Instead, it recognizes that today's digital businesses must win, serve, and re...

      • Downloads: 116
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report: Quick Take: The State Of Privacy In The Union

      United States President Barack Obama introduced several proposed privacy initiatives in his 2015 State of the Union address and in preview comments he made to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ...

      • Downloads: 67
    • 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...

      • Downloads: 1593
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