Welcome to Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)

We promote development, advancement, and inclusion of women in our fields

We are a 501(c)(3) public charity recognized by the IRS. 


Upcoming WISP events

Jan 24th: The State of Cybersecurity Under the New Administration

Cybersecurity is an increasingly critical issue in our everyday lives. Hacking is easy to conduct and immensely profitable for attackers. Defense, on the other hand, is difficult, reactive, and expensive. Cybersecurity remains a significant challenge for public, companies, and government. 

Join us for an evening of discussion on the future of cybersecurity under the new administration. We'll discuss evolving challenges, and how industry, the government, and the public can work together to advance the field.

Many thanks to Deloitte San Francisco for hosting this event!


Feb 1st: Career Workshop Series: Salary Negotiations

Join us at LinkedIn in San Francisco for the 3rd and final career event co-sponsored by Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and Leading Women in Technology (LWT).  The event starts at 5:30 pm PST. 

To a candidate, compensation negotiation is the most important and lasting aspect associated with a hiring process. You need to know what to expect, what to plan, what to calculate, and how to execute. Discover how it commences before you apply, how it plays out when you first interview, and how it progresses from the initial offer to the finale of the counteroffer. Build your confidence by learning a systematic approach and the nuances of the negotiation dialect. 

To view more upcoming WISP and industry events, please visit our events calendar.


OUR Objectives

Education: Help women identify and achieve the level of education and skills required to succeed in security and privacy positions across multiple industries.

Mentoring & Networking: Foster a community for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and networking.

Advancement: Support the career advancement of women in security and privacy.

Leadership: Increase thought leadership by women in security and privacy.

Research: Conduct independent research related to recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in security and privacy.


We need your support to provide training and resources to our WISP community, to promote women leadership, grow our Tandems program, champion Equal Respect, and develop events and workshops.

Register to receive the quarterly WISP newsletter, updates about upcoming events, and other WISP news.

Register for our peer-to-peer mentoring program!  We will match you with a partner and you will become part of the Tandems community to share networking and mentoring ideas.

Register to serve as a potential security or privacy speaker in your city or nationally. Or, request a speaker for your upcoming conference, panel, talk, or event.

As an all-volunteer no-profit organization, we greatly value and rely on the help from our community. Let us know how you can assist WISP. We will get in touch when volunteer opportunities arise.

Contact us if your organization wants to sponsor WISP. We rely on sponsorship to fund our initiatives, serve our community, and fulfill our mission.