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
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (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

Dameware Mini Exploitation on the TrustedSec Blog

Dameware Mini: The Sleeper Hit of 2019?

SolarWinds! You hear the name and immediately think “solutions management” or big screens full of more network information than you can shake a stick at. SolarWinds has been on the scene since 1999, and their products and solutions can be found in networks worldwide. SolarWinds Dameware Mini Remote Control is one such offering. On the...

NFT Crime: From the Simple to the Ingeniously Simple

If you guessed these two things—a 10-kilo bar of gold and this image from the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)—cost about the same, roughly $600,000, you’d be right. And if it’s hard to believe this is true, you’d be like almost everyone else in the world. Basically, a one-of-a-kind cartoon in a type of video...

Social Engineering Basics: How to Win Friends and Infiltrate Businesses

Technology changes and defenses get better, but some things stay the same—like human gullibility, which can be easily exploited through social engineering. What is social engineering? Social engineering, at its core, is taking advantage of human nature. Humans are innately trusting, often try to help, and want to avoid confrontation. A big facet of social...
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Recent Podcasts

TrustedSec Security Podcasts

Uber Responsibility

January 31, 2023

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