Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) had great fun attending Black Hat USA 2016, and DEF CON 24, where we had the opportunity to promote diversity, announce our Founding Sponsors and new initiatives, drive awareness of our mission, add to our community, and fund raise.
BLACK HAT USA 2016
This corporate-focused conference boasted the largest number of Black Hat attendees ever and we were glad to see signs of inclusiveness, code of conduct language posted visibly, no booth babes on the vendor floor, and panels and talks featuring some badass women in security.
WISP, Chenxi Wang, and other diversity supporters are working with Black Hat USA organizers to turn the diversity panel into an official Black Hat Briefing next year. So stay tuned!