Join WISP at Hacker Summer Camp 2017!

Every year, security professionals, hobbyists, and aficionados take on Las Vegas for what’s come to be known as “Hacker Summer Camp,” built around three primary conferences: Black Hat, DEF CON, and BSidesLV. Over the years, more events including Queercon and TiaraCon were added, creating a 10-day period of talks, trainings, workshops, and networking in a variety of settings. 

Yet, much like the security industry as a whole, diversity and inclusion remain serious challenges for the world’s largest security gathering. WISP is committed to changing that by encouraging women to take a more active role and we’re partnering with a few other organizations to bring more women-centric opportunities to Hacker Summer Camp.

Below is this year’s schedule of WISP-hosted events. 

Please use our discount code for $200 off Black Hat badges: WISPus17

Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation Reception (Co-hosted with the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, and International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals.)

Tuesday, July 25
5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Border Grill, Mandalay Bay
Registration required (Sign up here

Women in Cybersecurity Mixer (Co-hosted with Optiv)
Wednesday, July 26
6:30pm - 8pm
RM Seafood Lounge and Bar, Mandalay Bay
Registration required (Sign up here)

Enjoy cocktails and light appetizers while our distinguished panel of experts from Optiv and LogRhythm leads us in a discussion on the growth and development of women in security. 

Enter a drawing at the door for a chance to win great prizes, including an Apple Watch, Beats Solo3 wireless headphones, and more!

$5 will be donated to Girls Who Code on behalf of every attendee. 

WISP Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
Thursday, July 27
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Black Hat, Banyan D, Level 3

Join Women in Security and Privacy at Black Hat to mingle and network with privacy and security professionals. Also, consider becoming part of WISP Tandems, a peer-to-peer mentorship program that connects you with people from different background, expertise, and a different network. Every woman brings unique value, knowledge, and experience to her peers at every level of her career. Find your Tandem partner at Black Hat or sign up to be matched in our next round of the program, starting in September!

DEF CON Hackathon (Co-hosted with Security Innovation)
Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29
10am - 6pm both days

Security Innovation and Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) are teaming up to bring you two new vulnerable websites that participants will be competing to find vulnerabilities in. We'll have easy vulns and reference material for beginners as well as more difficult challenges to stump experienced hackers. The sites contain over 100 vulnerabilities including XSS, SQLi, password cracking and more. Vulnerabilities are automatically detected and award points when they're exploited.