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Charles Yost

Senior Software Engineer

Charles Yost started his career in a printer repair shop. From there, things quickly escalated to working in VoIP and then working as a developer in the radio industry. A broad background of more than 20 years in IT and software development enables him to break down problems into manageable pieces, which then leads to aligning them to appropriate solutions.


  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCPS)
  • Microsoft Specialist in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3


  • Member of Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum (NEOISF)


  • Security conference speaker at DerbyCon and BSides Cleveland\
  • Development conference speaker at CodeMash
  • User group speaker at NEOSIF and CLEPy

Charles has been passionate about computers since he was nine (9) and was gifted a secondhand IBM XT. Throughout high school, he assisted with IT support, giving him insight into how security can play an important role in an organization. This sparked a curiosity of why security was so often relegated to an afterthought and who else had noticed. Having an affinity for technology allowed him to explore these questions. While exploring, a whole new world appeared. Here was a passion shared by the many denizens of the nascent Internet. As his years in the computer industry expanded his experience, the passion to understand the ‘why’ continued to grow. This culminated in him landing a position as a software developer at a security company, where he spent six (6) years building the development department before moving on to working at TrustedSec.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Blog March 30 2023

What You Need to Know About SBOM

What is an SBOM? A Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) is a hierarchical, itemized list of all dependencies, their version numbers and provenance for a given…

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Blog September 27 2022

Working with data in JSON format

What is JSON? What is JSON? JSON is an acronym for JavaScript Object Notation. For years it has been in use as a common serialization format for APIs across…

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Training Resources May 02 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (May 2-3)

Learn how to create specific detections to identify early Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in our online course. Designed for those looking to improve their…

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Events TrustedSec HQ | April 30 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter Member Meeting April 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter April MeetupCome join us for our April Meetup! Our Cleveland Chapter is hosting an exciting in-person event for all cybersecurity…

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Webinars April 17 2024

Enter the Sandbox: Impede Detection Platform v1.1 Release

Join us for our webinar with Director of Product Operations Ben Mauch, where you can get a look at the new Impede Detection Platform updates and the all-new…

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Blog April 16 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 2

Risk RankingThis is part two (2) of a three (3) part series on PCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities.…

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Events Kennedy Space Center, Florida | April 12 2024

Hack Space Con 2024

Founder and CEO David Kennedy is the keynote speaker at this year's Hack Space Con! We are also proud to sponsor this event.

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Podcasts April 12 2024

Security Noise - Episode 6.18

Careers in InfoSec: Where do you want to go today?

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Blog April 11 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 1

Vulnerability IdentificationPCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities, and its predecessors in previous…

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Blog April 09 2024

A Hitch-Hacker's Guide To DACL-Based Detections - The Addendum

 This blog was co-authored by TAC Practice Lead Megan Nilsen and Andrew Schwartz.1    IntroductionLast year, Andrew and I posted a four (4) part blog series…

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