Steve Maxwell

Senior Security Consultant


Steve has more than 20 years of experience, ranging from software development, software quality, performance engineering, information security, and internal audit. Before TrustedSec, Steve performed a number of functions supporting security initiatives within the retail and healthcare industries. He has presented to and trained hundreds on automation, performance engineering, and attack mitigation techniques.

Education & Certifications

CISSP; PCI-QSA; CISA; received his BS from the University of Utah.

Passion for Security

Steve’s passion for security has grown out of a technical background in optimizing enterprise stability, which naturally led to work for stability through security. He enjoys presenting the value of security to both technical and executive staff.

Recent Blog Posts

Strength Training With Transport Cryptology: Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we explored objective standards for evaluating application cipher suites using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard. Reviewing that is not required to continue here. For those of us lucky enough to apply cryptology within a Payment Card Industry (PCI) context, this part is for you....

Strength Training With Transport Cryptology: Part 1

I have a pretty good gig. I get to see the unique security approaches of dozens of companies every year. Sometimes the things we discuss come up so frequently, they should probably be shared…anonymously, of course. Frequently, folks are tasked with fixing insecure transport security. This is often due to test results from: Introducing new...

Making EDR Work for PCI

The Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) marketplace is abuzz with products that blur the lines of personal firewall, host-based intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS), anti-virus, system logging, and file integrity monitoring (FIM). These solutions are centrally managed from your web browser and include advanced dashboards for...
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Recent Webinars

Network Segmentation for the Rest of Us! How to get your segmentation project moving toward zero trust.

Recorded July 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. EST The idea of segmenting your network is not new. However, even in 2019, we still see companies with flat networks ripe for attack. This provides a much greater opportunity for malicious actions...
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