David Boyd

Senior Security Consultant


David is a Security Consultant with 15+ years of experience in the technical industry. He specializes in Network Security and Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Wireless Assessments, Physical Security Assessments, Firewall and Router Audits, Social Engineering, Regulatory Compliance, and Network/Systems Engineering. He has worked in various industries including consulting, education, military, retail, government, media, law firms, and hospitals. David started his career as a member of the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq as convoy and convoy security.

Education & Certifications

B.AS in Network Security and Forensics, Fountainhead College of Technology CISSP, OSCP, QSA, C|EH, Security+, Network+, A+, NSTISSI-4011, CNSSI-4012, CNSSI-4013, CNSSI-4014, NSTISSI-4015, CNSSI-4016

Professional Affiliations

East TN ISSA, Knoxville InfraGard, OWASP Knoxville, DC865

Passion for Security

David’s passion for security stems from his desire to help others be more secure. David has always had an interest in making technology do what it wasn’t meant to do. His lifelong passion for security sparked after viewing different films such as Sneakers, Hackers, and WarGames at a young age.

Recent Blog Posts

Workflow Improvements for Pentesters

As penetration testers, we are always on the lookout for quality of life improvements. Whether it’s scripting, automating some mundane process, or trying to conquer that all-important client report, it is in our very nature to constantly strive to make things better. One way to advance your art as a pentester is through workflow improvements....

Three Most Common Physical Security Flaws (and How to Fix Them)

When it comes to physical security, the most common things we see are hardware vulnerabilities or human error (through social engineering attacks, failure to follow security guidelines, or no knowledge of security protocols). We have successfully broken into everything from locally run neighborhood shops to banks, power plants, hospitals, factories, law firms, and everything in...
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Recent Podcasts

TrustedSec Security Podcasts

A Route to Failure

October 20, 2021

How the Sausage is a Made

October 20, 2021
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