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

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...

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....
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Recent Podcasts

TrustedSec Security Podcasts

Uber Responsibility

October 06, 2022

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October 06, 2022

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