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InSecurity Podcast: Kip Boyle on Breaking into the Cybersecurity Field

Are you tired of hearing about the cyber skills gap? What about the recent unemployment numbers due to COVID-19?

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?

In this episode of the InSecurity Podcast, Kip Boyle discusses the current state of employment and the tremendous opportunities in the cybersecurity world. Kip is putting in the kind of work to bring folks into cybersecurity that gives us all a reason to be optimistic. As proof, Steve McMichael joins the conversation to explain how Kip is helping him make the career jump from the accounting and compliance field to the realm of security, and how you can do the same. 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 cybersecurity 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 U.S. 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 Senior SOX Compliance Manager at BlackBerry. He has a CPA, CMA and MBA, but always had an eye for the security side of the business world.

Steve is passionate, energetic, and committed to success. His willingness to go above and beyond expectations and fully commit himself to his assignments have no doubt contributed to his accomplishments.



About Matt Stephenson

InSecurity host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the broadcast media team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the award-winning InSecurity Podcast and video series at events around the globe.

Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Matt 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 before.

The InSecurity Podcast

About The InSecurity Podcast

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, host Matt Stephenson 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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