Security Confidential S8 E1 Boyd Clewis

Boyd Clewis is a self-taught cybersecurity consultant who helps entry-level IT professionals upskill and land six-figure jobs. He was formerly at American Airlines and is the Co-founder, of Baxter Clewis Cybersecurity. Boyd is the Author of “Corporate Security: Proven Ways to Reduce Cybersecurity Breaches” and a Highly-Respected International Expert and Speaker on Cybersecurity featured on Forbes, NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:50 Boyds Beginning

07:00 Avoid playing the victim 10:20 Being Motivated

15:00 Mythbusting: Jumping into Cyber with no experience

17:11 Cyber-hero Rule #25

18:05 Cyber-hero Rule #24

21:02 Cyber-hero Rule #26

21:30 Cyber-hero Rule #1

22:24 Cyber-hero Rule #2

23:33 Cyber-hero Rule #3

25:13 Cyber-hero Rule #4

26:31 Cyber-hero Rule #5

28:17 It’s not just about completing the program

30:42 KPIs and Activation points

33:50 PCI and DSS

35:10 If you\’re complaint does that mean you have significant cybersecurity?

37:02 What should companies be doing to better safeguard the privacy of that information?

40:18 Thoughts on not using a credit card and using PayPal/Android/Apple Pay instead?

41:30 Boyds Book: Proven ways companies can reduce cybersecurity breaches

47:26 Upcoming News for Boyd


To learn more about Boyd visit his LinkedIn or his website


Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 8:

Ep. 1 Boyd Clewis – Cofounder, Author, and Cybersecurity Speaker 

Ep. 2 Ken Underhill – CEO, Author, and Cyber Life

Ep. 3 Dr. Gerald Auger- Simply Cyber, Black Hat 2022, and Security Awareness

Ep. 4 Eddie Thomason – Humility, Negativity, and Twitter News

Ep. 5 Zinet Kemal – Author, Diversity, Cloud Security, and CISA

Ep. 6 Derek Scheller – Cyber Warrior, Veteran, and Podcaster

Ep. 7 Ted Harrington – Hackable: How to do Application Security Right

Ep. 8 Kevin Tambascio – Cyber Professional, Cleveland Clinic, and HIMSS

Ep. 9 Greg Tomchick – Pro Athlete turned Cybersecurity CEO

Ep. 10 Brian Stoner – Remote work: Can You Trust Your Employees?

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