Jun 12, 2020
Kip Boyle: How Do I Break Into Cybersecurity?
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You tired of hearing about the Cyber Skills Gap?


What about the recent unemployment numbers due to COVID19?


What if we brought you some really good news that includes a great story?


What if that good news and great story includes something that is replicable, accessible and available?


What if we get on with it and stop asking so many dumb questions?


In today’s episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson has a chat with Kip Boyle about the current state of employment in the cybersecurity world. Is it all doom and gloom? Make no mistake… there is reason to feel gloomy. But that doesn’t mean that it’s all doom. Kip is putting in the kind of work to bring folks into cybersecurity that gives us all a reason to be hopeful. Check it out…


About Kip Boyle



Kip Boyle (@KipBoyle) is a 20-year information security expert and is the founder and CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities. He is a former Chief Information Security Officer for both technology and financial services companies and was a cyber-security consultant at Stanford Research Institute (SRI).

Boyle led the global IT risk management program for a $9 billion logistics company and was the Wide Area Network Security Director for the F-22 Raptor program. He has participated in several cybersecurity war game exercises and has worked closely with various government agencies including the FBI.

Boyle is a US Air Force officer and serves on the board of directors of the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN). He’s been quoted in Entrepreneur magazine, Chief Executive magazine, and is the co-author of Chapter 68, Outsourcing Security Functions, in The Computer Security Handbook.


About Steve McMichael



Steve McMichael is a SOX Compliance Manager at BlackBerry… but not for much longer. He has a CPA, CMA and MBA… but always had a yen for the security side of the business world. How does someone with a resume like that make a move at a point in his career where many of us would be more than proud of our accomplishments?


Why not get it directly from the source?


About Matt Stephenson



Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and host of CylanceTV


Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.


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