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.
This post will examine a couple of case studies in data innovation, specifically companies that have developed new ways of using data minimization and anonymization to address regulatory requirements, as well as potential security and privacy concerns of their consumer base.
Equal Respect and Women in Security and Privacy are proud to partner together to launch the Equal Respect Speakers Bureau. This joint initiative seeks to foster diversity for professional conferences in the security and privacy fields. Register as a potential speaker or request a speaker for your upcoming event.
We are pleased to announce Women in Security and Privacy’s (WISP) Founding Corporate Sponsors. Founding Sponsors are companies who collectively support WISP’s mission to promote the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in the information security and privacy fields.
Dear WISP Community, As the Head of WISP Tandems, I am happy to share the story of our Tandem Program, the vision behind it, and exciting news about the future of Tandems. Our peer-to-peer mentoring program connects security and privacy professionals who have different backgrounds, expertise, and different networks. Why? We believe that you bring unique value to your women peers, no matter which career stage you’re at.
On June 21st, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) partnered with Security Innovation, Inc. (SI) and the Wikimedia Foundation to put on a fun, educational “find the vulnerabilities” game. The “Hackathon” was a technical workshop on web application security, with a hands-on approach geared at teaching effective website security and secure coding habits to WISP members.
Dear WISP Community, WISP’s seven founders first convened in 2014 to further a shared mission – promoting the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in the information security and privacy fields. In two short years, with the dedicated support of our membership community, WISP now has over 700 members nationwide. We’re excited by this growth and the potential it holds for WISP’s future. As WISP Project Director, I’m proud to announce another critical milestone. WISP has achieved official status as a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, an SF Bay Area 501(c)(3).