WISP works to advance women in security and privacy. We accomplish this through practical and technical workshops, TANDEM mentorship programs, leadership training, job board postings, Equal Respect speakers bureau, and conference and training scholarships.
Major 2018 Accomplishments
WISP hosted 13 educational, technical, leadership, and mentorship events, featuring 22 subject matter experts this year.
Mentoring & Networking:
WISP provided 100+ WISP Tandem matches, who serve as dual mentors and mentees in 2018.
Scholarship: In 2018, WISP sponsored...
57 women for DEF CON with travel and tickets covered;
8 women for Derbycon with tickets;
6 women for BlackHat with tickets;
10 women for FireEye/Mandiant Reverse Engineering course tickets; and
connected 85+ Cyber Security Humble Bundle donors to women in the privacy and security fields.
New this year, WISP expanded from our San Francisco, California headquarters to support women internationally and across the nation with New York and Dublin, Ireland affiliate groups.
WISP’s social following has grown significantly in 2018. We currently have 6,050+ followers on Twitter, 1,420+ followers on Facebook, 1,620+ followers on LinkedIn and 1,500+ Mailchimp newsletter subscribers.
WISP 2018 Donations and Allocation
Words From Our Scholarship Recipients
WISP scholarship recipients around the country wrote many blog posts highlighting their experience with our conference and training scholarship programs this year. Learn about their experiences, learnings, and accomplishments below: