Aspiring Female Engineers: Choosing a Coding Bootcamp
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Aspiring Female Engineers: Choosing a Coding Bootcamp

Aspiring Female Engineers: Choosing a Coding Bootcamp

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Join other aspiring female software engineers in finding the best coding bootcamp for you.

In partnership with Career Karma and SlackWomen Who Code SF is hosting a panel of successful female software engineers who got their start from a coding bootcamp. The goal is to help attendees answer the question: how do I choose which coding bootcamp to attend?

The panel will be moderated by Carly Robinson from Slack (Hackbright Graduate) and she will be joined by the following software engineers:

Gaby Andrade - DoorDash, Hackbright Graduate

Carolyn Conway - Lyft, Hackbright Graduate

Maddy Tavarez - Pinterest, Coalition 4 Queens Graduate - Part-Time Bootcamp

Abby Tiffany - Nordstrom, Lambda School Graduate

Christine Song - Postmates, App Academy Graduate

After the panel, we'll be bringing Career Karma's Peer Circles in person to discuss the panel and help jumpstart your coding journey. Peer Circles are small groups of people who are all at a similar point in their careers and gather (both online and in person) for the purpose of advancing their careers.

In addition to the panel and peer circles, executives from the top bay area coding bootcamps will be available throughout the evening to answer questions about their programs, including Kriti Parashar (App Academy Management - 10x Club) and Kira Hernandez (Trilogy Education Services Managment).

The agenda:

5:30pm: Doors open and food and drinks are served. Attendees can network and learn more from top bay area bootcamps before hearing from the experiences of the panelists.

6:30pm: Panel begins!

7:15pm: The panel concludes and attendees can then join an in person Career Karma peer circle to discuss the panel and take action on choosing a bootcamp.

Thank you to Slack for providing the space, food and drinks for this event. Slack is hiring for many roles in SF and elsewhere: slack.com/jobs

Note: While the focus of this event is on the experiences of women and their experiences with coding bootcamps, men are welcome to attend and are likely to find relevant insights as well!

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Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo

Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo

Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo 2018  is part of the “Include Cybersecurity” initiative focusing on cybersecurity workforce development in the Sacramento Valley. Our mission is to spark interest within traditionally underrepresented groups in exploring an exciting and rewarding career in cybersecurity. 

Come and join our efforts in increasing the percentage of women (who account for only 18% of all cybersecurity professionals) and minorities (approximately 26%) in cybersecurity. We hope that by collaborating with IT companies, recruiters, academics, other special interest groups and cybersecurity industry experts, we can join the ranks of advocates bringing about positive and significant change in cybersecurity, primarily in diminishing the deficit of women and minority cybersecurity professionals and leaders. 

The Cybersecurity Career Accelerator Expo 2018 program is an opportunity for anyone interested in cybersecurity to come receive – and share – useful and relevant information critical to launching – or advancing – a career in cybersecurity. This day-long symposium will be divided into two tracks with sessions designed to benefit novice, entry-level and advanced cybersecurity professionals. The content will be presented in a combination of lectures, workshops and expert panel formats.

Attendee Benefits:

  • Make face-to-face connections with experienced industry leaders

  • Receive invaluable leads (possibly leading to internships, part- and full-time positions, etc.)

  • Network with others either currently in cybersecurity, or sharing an interest in starting a career in cybersecurity.

  • Learn what certifications and skillsets are needed as a cybersecurity professional

  • Attend one or more workshops offering tips on successful job-hunting, resume polishing and soft-skill development, including sessions on EQ and mindfulness practices

Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make change.”
Barbara Mikulski (former U.S. Senator (MD))


The way to effective and positive change is action. To start a wave where there currently isn’t one is what the Include Cybersecurity team is all about. 

Together we want our City of Sacramento be put on the map as a trend leader in developing a diverse cybersecurity workforce across the nation. It is a big challenge, but one we know we can accomplish with support from city and industry leaders – and you!

Join us in this worthy initiative. Become a change agent and a believer who knows we are critical to improving national and personal security. 

Keynote Speakers:

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Elena Elkina

Co-founder and Partner at Aleada Consulting, where she advises clients on privacy, data protection, and information security issues.

 

Jim Gordon

Intel veteran of 20+ years and has held a variety of roles over this time.

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WISP+BishopFox - Network Penetration Testing Workshop
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

WISP+BishopFox - Network Penetration Testing Workshop

WISP+BishopFox - Network Penetration Testing Workshop

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Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and BishopFox would like to invite you to a live demonstration and hands-on workshop that will introduce you to the top three tools needed to get started in network penetration testing. We'll cover how to scan for vulnerabilities with the Nmap scripting engine, create reverse and bind shells with Netcat, and scanning and exploiting a variety of network services with Metasploit.

By the end of the evening you will be port scanning, creating payloads, and popping shells. This technical workshop is meant to familiarize you with the tools needed to continue your journey into ethical hacking. Take your new skills to Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions or scan your home network for vulnerabilities. 

Laptop required with the ability to install software required. Attendees will receive instructions on setting up the lab environment on their laptops before the event.

The presentation will include an interactive discussion and will be followed by networking and sharing of best practices, including beverages and food provided by HackerOne.


Agenda:

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Virtual Machine Setup. This is crucial to the success of your ability to participate in the class.

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Presentations and Workshop

7:30 - 8:00 pm - Interactive Discussion Q&A


About the Speakers:

Kelly Albrink

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Kelly Albrink is a Security Analyst at Bishop Fox where she specializes in network penetration testing, social engineering, and hardware/embedded security. Kelly has presented at a number of Bay Area events including DeadDrop, Day of Shecurity, and OktaRex.

She is a recipient of the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy scholarship, and is an active CTF participant. Kelly has competed in the NetWars Tournament of Champions. In addition, she volunteers with her local hackerspace, Noisebridge, where she organizes Infosec Lab Nights and mentors aspiring penetration testers.


Cecellia Tran

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Cecillia Tran is a Security Analyst at Bishop Fox where she specializes in application penetration testing, network penetration testing, source code review, wireless penetration testing, and social engineering. She was previously an engagement manager for nearly two years.

Cecillia has interned at Lockheed Martin and Alcon Laboratories, Inc. She was invited to speak at DragonCon 2016 as part of the “Women in Science and Tech Careers” panel. Currently, she is studying toward her OSCP certification.

Cecillia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Engineering focused in Computer Science and Technological Communications from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

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Thanks to our Gold sponsor, HackerOne, for hosting the event!

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WISP+Dropbox - Information Security Incident Detection and Response
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

WISP+Dropbox - Information Security Incident Detection and Response

WISP+Dropbox - Information Security Incident Detection and Response

WISP+Dropbox - Information Security Incident Detection and Response Workshop

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and Dropbox would like to invite you to an interactive presentation on security incident detection and response. Our speakers will share their experience working in today's detection and response ecosystem and discuss topics such as why an incident response team is important, what an incident response team looks like, what types of things they work on, what an incident response (IR) plan is, and provide practical guidance how to conduct security tabletop exercises that you can take back to your team. The presentation will include an interactive discussion and will be followed by networking and sharing of best practices, including beverages and food provided by Dropbox.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 pm - Registration and Networking

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Presentations and Practical Guidance

  • Security Tabletop Exercises in Your Organization - Mel Masterson
  • Incident Response Teams. What to Include and Avoid - Sean Coyne
  • Building Detections. Getting the Data You Care About - Sarah Andrabi
  • Security Log Pipelines and Chaos Engineering - Prima Virani
  • Event Monitoring and Log Analysis - Patricia Joseph
  • Collaborating for Incident Management - Allison Clayton

7:30 - 8:00 pm - Interactive Discussion Q&A

About the Speakers:

Mel Masterson - LendingClub

Mel Masterson has worked in the IT and Information Security space for 17 years. She is a Sr. Threat Response Engineer and focuses on threat detection, incident response and vulnerability management. She is passionate about advancing women in technology and is the Events Lead for Women in Security and Privacy where she organizes hands-on information security and data privacy workshops for women and men in the Bay Area.

Sean Coyne - Uber

Sean has spent more than 12 years in the IT security space. He has primarily worked in the national security space as a cleared government consultant supporting offensive and defensive operations. He has also working with telcomm's, financial groups, and trained federal law enforcement. He is currently the Intrusion Response manager at Uber.

Sarah Andrabi - Dropbox

Sarah is a Security Engineer in the Detection, Alerting, and Response (DART) Team at Dropbox. She has spent the last 2 years working on building detections, and monitoring solutions for cloud providers. She is passionate about scaling, and building intelligence into security monitoring, and response.

Prima Virani - Marqeta

Prima is an experienced Information Security professional who has worked in a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Media and Fintech. She is a Senior Security Engineer in the Detection & Response team at Marqeta where she enjoys creating automation tooling for Incident Response and occasionally dabbles in Security DevOps. She is very enthusiastic about encouraging more women to be in technical roles and was invited to speak at the prestigious Grace Hopper Conference last year on 'Security Engineering & The Right Tools'.

Patricia Joseph - Twitter

Trish is a Security Engineer at Twitter, where she focuses on Incident Response. Trish has a background in systems administration and spent the last six years in Security, starting out as a penetration tester and moving into blue teaming. Trish is currently working on her forensic certification with IACIS and is actively looking for a forensic study buddy.

Allison Clayton - Slack

With a security career spanning 16 years from the US Government to Disney and now to Slack, Ally has held a number of roles including researcher, foreign partnership liaison, leading blue and red teams, IR, and threat hunting. She now leads the fast-paced Detection and Response team at Slack and is passionate about getting more women involved in information security.

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Thank to our Gold sponsor, Dropbox, for hosting the event!

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WISP+HackerOne - Learn Ethical Hacking at DEFCON Las Vegas
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

WISP+HackerOne - Learn Ethical Hacking at DEFCON Las Vegas

WISP+HackerOne - Learn Ethical Hacking at DEFCON Las Vegas

Learn Ethical Hacking

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and HackerOne would like to invite you to h1-702 2018 to meet with WISP members, HackerOne staff and other up and coming hackers in the security industry. You'll get the opportunity to network, learn, and work with others who are interested in developing their skills to start hacking in this fast growing community. The event will be hosted outdoors at the rooftop of the W Hotel. There will be complimentary food and beverage. Please make sure to bring a computer that can connect to the internet via WiFi.

All women are welcome!

Agenda:

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Registration and Networking

8:30 - 8:40 pm - Welcome and Introduction

8:40 - 9:00 pm - Jessie Kinser - How to get involved with Bug Bounties

9:00 - 9:20 pm - Hacking 101 - How to Think Like A Hacker

9:20 - 9:30 pm - Hacking 101 - Practice exercises and puzzles

9:30 - 10:00 pm - Hacking 101 - Capture the flag. ***Winners will receive CASH bounties***

 

Speakers:

  • Tiffany Long - Community Manger - HackerOne

Tiffany Long is HackerOne's Community Manager. Formerly Community Manager at OWASP, Tiffany worked in international relations in Washington DC and India and volunteered in online feminist communities before moving to tech. She is passionate about connecting people and resources to create better civic communities and make the internet safer.

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  • Jessie Kinser - Director of Product Security - LifeOmic

Jesse graduated from the School of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington with a passion for security and set off to Washington D.C. to work in the NSA Threat Operations Center. During her 5 year term spanning multiple three letter agencies, she worked on various National Security research and development projects. During this time she also completed her Master’s in Computer Science with a focus on digital forensics.

In 2014, Jesse returned to Indianapolis to take on a role at a leading energy company in which she focused on building out modern cloud applications. Her interest in cloud technology led to her next role at Salesforce where she was in charge of hacking the product ecosystem. Today, Jesse is the Director of Product Security at LifeOmic, a biotech company focused on precision health. Jesse has presented her offensive security research and tools at leading conferences around the US, including DEFCON and BSides Las Vegas. A self-proclaimed serial hobbyist, Jesse enjoys picking up new skillsets and is always up for a challenge.

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  • Jobert Abma - Co-founder, HackerOne

Jobert Abma is the Co-Founder of HackerOn. He is from The Netherlands and is based in San Francisc. Jobert was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 3 list in 2017 for the Consumer Technology category. He enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming limitations and is very passionate about hacker education. He can solve a Rubik's cube in less than 60 seconds.

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Thanks to our Gold Sponsor, HackerOne for hosting this event!

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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Networking Event
Aug
8
3:25 PM15:25

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Networking Event

  • South Pacific IJ, North Hall Las Vegas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Black Hat USA 2018
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Networking Event

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Ashley Tolbert   |  Operations Lead, WISP

Join Women in Security and Privacy at Black Hat to mingle and network with privacy and security professionals. Also, consider becoming part of the Women in Security and Privacy Tandems program. It’s our peer-to-peer mentorship program, which connects you with a partner who has a different background, expertise, and a different network. Why? We believe that you bring unique value to your women peers, no matter which career stage you’re at. Knowledge is fluent and leadership manifests at every career level. You can find your Tandem partner right here, and sign up to be matched in our next round of the program, starting in September!

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WISP New York Chapter Launch - Networking and Focus Group
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

WISP New York Chapter Launch - Networking and Focus Group

WISP New York Chapter Launch - Networking and Focus Group

Join us and help to shape the future of WISP New York!


Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is excited to announce that it is spreading more WISPness to the East Coast, with the launch of WISP New York this July! WISP is partnering with PwC to bring you this special launch event, providing an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about WISP and its mission
  • Meet our new New York co-Chairs
  • Help provide valuable input to shape the future of WISP NY through a facilitated focus group discussion.

We will conclude the evening with an opportunity to network with your peers and build important relationships in the community.

Join us! This event is limited to 50 people. 

Agenda:

6:30 - 7pm - Registration & Networking
7pm - 8pm - Introduction and Focus Group
8pm - 9pm - Networking

Important! Pre-Event Questionnaire:

Prior to signing up, we kindly request that you complete our quick, 6-question survey here.

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Appetizers and Drinks will be provided. Thank you, PWC, for hosting the event!

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WISP - DEFCON Prep - Intro to Crypto and Privacy Village - SF
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

WISP - DEFCON Prep - Intro to Crypto and Privacy Village - SF

WISP - DEFCON Prep - Intro to Crypto and Privacy Village - SF

Intro to Crypto and Privacy Village

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) would like to invite you to Intro to Crypto and Privacy Village. Come hear from Whitney Merrill, founder of the Crypto & Privacy Village at DEF CON about what to expect in Vegas this year. She'll also provide tips for submitting to CFPs (Call for Papers). All are welcome!

Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Registration and Networking

6:30 - 6:40 pm - Introduction

6:40 - 7:15 pm - Interactive Discussion

7:15 - 8:30 pm - Workshop and Q&A

Speakers:

● Whitney Merrill, founder of the Crypto & Privacy Village at DEF CON

Disclaimer: Photography

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Thank you, LendingClub, for hosting the event!

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WISP - DEFCON Prep - Social Engineering Workshop - SF
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

WISP - DEFCON Prep - Social Engineering Workshop - SF

WISP - DEFCON Prep - Social Engineering Workshop - SF

DEFCON Prep Series - Social Engineering Workshop

Welcome to the SECTF WISP DEFCON Prep Series! Get ready for Social Engineering village with this talk and hands on mini OSINT CTF!

Social Engineering (SE) is one of the most severe threats to security and privacy because anyone can do it - even a noob. This talk outlines real-world SE examples, and seemingly innocuous information that could compromise a company. Learn the methods SEs use to mine data and exploit behavior to own targets, and how women are uniquely skilled as SEs - from a 2016 and 2017 DEFCON SE Capture the Flag winner.

NOTE: If you would like to participate in the mini OSINT CTF we encourage you to bring a laptop. Participation is possible from a phone or tablet but using a laptop is easiest for our participants.

Rachel is the CEO & Co-founder of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training them on social engineering risks. Rachel also placed second two years in a row in the DEF CON hacking conference's Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest. In her remaining spare time, Rachel works as the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she empowers women to lead the converging fields. After she gets to inbox zero, she watches David Lynch movies with her husband named Evan and pup named Snugs.

Agenda:

5:00 - 5:30 pm - Registration and Networking

NOTE: Registration closes at 5:30pm

5:30 - 5:40 pm - Welcome & Introductions

5:40 - 6:15 pm - Social Engineering Workshop

6:15 - 7:00 pm - Mini-OSINT CTF Competition

7:00 - 7:30 pm - QA

About the Speaker:

Rachel Tobac (@racheltobac) was a winner of the wild spectator sport - the 2016 DEFCON 24 SECTF competition. She has shared her animated story, OSINT experience, and the modern threat of Social Engineering with USA Today, IAPP Privacy Pro podcast, and Vince in the Bay podcast. She is scheduled to speak at The Grace Hopper conference and will give a keynote at Structure Security conference this year. Rachel works at Course Hero, an online learning platform, in Community Management, User Research, and Security Awareness. In her spare time Rachel works as the Creative Director for the nonprofit, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), where she empowers women to lead the converging fields. In the rest of her limited spare time she watches David Lynch movies with her husband named Evan and pup named Snugs.

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WISP - DEFCON Prep - CMD+CTRL Hackathon SF
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

WISP - DEFCON Prep - CMD+CTRL Hackathon SF

WISP - DEFCON Prep - CMD+CTRL Hackathon SF

CMD+CTRL Hackathon

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) would like to invite you to a hackathon provided by Security Innovation.

LEARN TO DEFEND AGAINST HACKERS

Immerse yourself in a cyber range learning environment where you will exploit your way through hundreds of vulnerabilities that lurk in business applications today. This expert-led training session will introduce you to core security concepts and provide insight into how hackers break into a web site leveraging common vulnerabilities, insecure practices and more! This workshop is ideal for all skill levels.

What to expect:

A fully-featured Shred Retail ecommerce application to practice situational awareness like an attacker.

What to bring:

A laptop

Agenda:

5:00 - 5:15 - Welcome and Kickoff.

5:45 - 5:55 - First lab. Intro to form field manipulation.

6:20 - 6:30 - Second lab. Intro to SQL injection.

6:50 - 7:00 - Third lab. Intro to Cross-Site Scripting.

7:50 - 8:00 - Announce winners, discuss key takeaways.

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WISP+Hak5 - Wireless Security Workshop
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

WISP+Hak5 - Wireless Security Workshop

WISP+Hak5 - Wireless Security Workshop

Wireless Security Workshop

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) would like to invite you to a Wireless Security workshop.

Shannon Morse of Hak5 will explain the foundations of the WiFi Pineapple, how to use this popular penetration testing device, and how to protect yourself in a wireless environment. We will giving away some WiFi pineapples and other swag!

 

Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Registration and Networking

6:30 - 6:35 pm - Introductions

6:35 - 7:45 pm - Interactive Discussion

7:45 - 8:00 pm - Q&A

 

Speakers:

● Shannon Morse, Hak5

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Appetizers and Drinks will be provided. Thank you, Google, for hosting the event!

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WISP - DEFCON Prep - Lockpicking Workshop - SF
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

WISP - DEFCON Prep - Lockpicking Workshop - SF

WISP - DEFCON Prep - Lockpicking Workshop - SF

Basics of Lockpicking Workshop

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) would like to invite you to Basics of Lockpicking Workshop provided by Lockpick Extreme.

Bob and Christine’s Lockpick Extreme provides fun, informative, entertaining hands-on training in the arts of lockpicking and handcuff escape. Participants learn how to open real world locks and handcuffs using professional tools and techniques. Once mastering the basic skills, students can compete against each other in timed pin tumbler competition and daring handcuff escapes.

Christine is a California state Licensed Locksmith and Bob is a veteran Network Security Engineer. Together they share their knowledge and love of lockpicking to audiences. They have trained and entertained audiences at security conferences, non-profit security organizations, and fortune 500 companies.

For more information about Lockpick Extreme, visit: www.LockpickExtreme.com.

Agenda:

5:00 - 5:30 pm - Registration and Networking

NOTE: Registration closes at 5:30pm

5:30 - 5:40 pm - Welcome & Introductions

5:40 -7:00 pm - Interactive Discussion & Workshop

7:00 pm - Event Ends

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Thank you, AppDynamics, for hosting the event!

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DefendCon
May
31
to Jun 1

DefendCon

  • Courtyard Bellevue Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Security Conference for Everyone. DefendCon is hacking the Gender Diversity Problem by providing women and non-binary individuals a safe space where they can get high quality technical content without the typical con drama.

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May Privacy Lab - Privacy for Safety
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

May Privacy Lab - Privacy for Safety

Privacy for Targeted Populations explores where and why so many apps and tech products fail in protecting privacy for end users from targeted groups. As we often fail to see what is not relevant to ourselves, our speaker will use affairs/cheating (think Ashley Madison) as a relatable and humorous context. She will examine how societal 'normalized" behavior and bias affects design, development and incident response, exploring why this happens and how we can improve. While it is a big problem, the solutions are actually very simple and effective.

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Women in Security Forum
May
3
to May 4

Women in Security Forum

The Women in Security Forum

At the ISSA-LA Security Summit

May 3, 2018 from 4-6PM and May-4, 2018 10-4PM

The Los Angeles Chapter of ISSA has long been an ardent supporter of diversity in the field of Information/Cyber Security. Our annual Security Summits have always had many women speakers and each year we have featured a Women in Security Panel. At Summit 9 in 2017, 7 of the 15 speaking sessions were top women executives from around the world representing information security, privacy, and other technology-oriented fields.

The fields of Information Technology and Information Security have had a problem attracting and retaining women professionals. This must change! It is becoming particularly crucial not just to give women in our society the opportunities they deserve, but we must address the current and projected vast shortage of qualified IT and InfoSec professionals.

The deficit of women in IT security begins at a young age, when too often girls are dissuaded from pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), subjects that can form the foundation for the pursuit of a career in IT Security.

Girls need to be inspired to choose careers in Cyber Security, and role models are crucial to attracting young women into the field. This is why it is so important to ensure that all of our events have a focus to have female representation.

There has been a lot of discussion lately, on social media and in blogs, about increasing the number of women in cyber security, but there still remains an ugly side to this: discrimination. Sadly, most women in security have experienced some kind of discrimination during their careers. Men in the field have to have sensitivity towards the prevailing atmosphere and respect and appreciate women in security.

Our mission for our Women in Security Forum is to provide a focus for women in Information Security through talks, panel discussions, peer mentoring, workshops, and networking opportunities. We will have 2 concurrent sessions on May 3, and a full day of fantastic women speakers on May 4, including:

  • Chenxi Wang, Board Member at Cyber Diversity Foundation
  • Sandra Lambert, CEO at Lambert & Associates, LLC, and Co-founder of ISSA Intl.
  • Shannon Lietz, Director, DevSecOps, Intuit Inc.
  • Jennifer Sunshine Steffens, CEO at IOActive
  • Tammy Moskites, Managing Director, Senior Security Executive at Accenture
  • Georgia Weidman, CTO at Shevirah, Inc.
  • Marci McCarthy, CEO and President, T.E.N.
  • Marnie Wilking, CISO at Orion Health
  • Debbie Christofferson, Information Security Consultant, Sapphire-Security Services LLC
  • Hala Al-Adwan, VP of Technology, Signal Sciences Corp.
  • Masha Sedova, Co-Founder, Elevate Security
  • Yun-Kyung (Peggy) Lee, Deputy Regional Manager at US HHS Office for Civil Rights, Pacific Region – Los Angeles Field Office
  • Cynthia Stamer, Management & Regulatory Attorney at Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.
  • Jennifer Rathburn, Partner with Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Samantha Davison, Security Engineering Manager at Snap Inc.

While we proudly stand alongside our women in security colleagues, ISSA-LA is all about a diverse and open community; everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion and experience level, is encouraged to attend and participate.

The Security Summit starts on May 2-3 with one and two-day training classes, and continues with talks on May 3-4.  We are proud to have two great keynote speakers

Keynote Speakers:

  • Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank
  • Marcus J. Ranum

Other Notable Speakers include:

Ira Winkler, Robert Hansen, Mark Weatherford,   Jim Manico, Kevin Cardwell, Malcolm Harkins, Jeff Bardin, Chris Eng, Gunter Ollman, Jerry Sto.Tomas, Mike Villegas, and Alex Wood.

ISSA-LA, the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association in 1982, is the premier catalyst and information source in Southern California for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides various training classes for information Security and IT professionals throughout the year and at the Summit.  ISSA-LA has a CISO Forum that meets quarterly at various companies throughout Southern California. The chapter meets monthly and regularly collaborates with other IT and InfoSec organizations, having joint meetings with ISACA, OWASP, the Cloud Security Alliance, HTCIA, and the Association of IT Professionals.

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WISP+Google Security and Privacy: What's On The Horizon for 2018
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

WISP+Google Security and Privacy: What's On The Horizon for 2018

WISP+Google Security and Privacy: What's On The Horizon for 2018

Join us for a deep dive into the minds of our panel of experts from Googlers in Security and Privacy. 

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is proud to partner with Google to bring you a discussion about issues top of mind in security and privacy in 2018. This panel combines experts in the areas of both security and privacy. Join us for a reception, networking, speed mentoring, WISP tandem matching and the panel discussion at Google's SF office!

Keynote:

Suzanne Frey: Senior Director - Security, Trust, Privacy

Suzanne and her team ensure that Google Apps (and G Suite) are the most trusted products in the world for consumer, government, enterprise, and educational user data. With over 20 years of industry experience leading advanced technology operations, engineering, systems design, policy, and compliance, Suzanne is in her 12th year at Google where she has worked across the company to "engineer trust" throughout our infrastructure, products, processes, and policies.

Panelists:

  • Rob Mann: Senior Security Manager
  • Monica Choi: Senior Program Manager - Cloud Security & Privacy
  • Lindsay Pearson: Senior Privacy Program Manager
  • Shilpi Dey: Senior Security Program Manager
  • Ruchi Shah: Senior Security Program Manager

Moderator:

  • Melanie Masterson: WISP Events Committee Lead

Event Schedule:

  • 5:00 - 5:30: Check in and Reception
  • 5:30 - 6:30: Speed Mentoring (Bring your resume or be ready to work on your LinkedIn profile) and WISP tandem matching.
  • 6:30 - 6:50: Keynote
  • 6:50 - 7:30: Expert Panel Discussion
  • 7:30 - 7:50: Q&A

If you have questions for the panel, please submit them with your registration.

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The Australian Cyber Security Demo Day during RSA 2018
Apr
19
3:00 PM15:00

The Australian Cyber Security Demo Day during RSA 2018

The Australian Cyber Security Demo Day during RSA 2018

by Australian Trade and Investment Commission

DESCRIPTION

Join us during RSA week to hear pitches from Australia's top cyber security innovators. These growth-stage startups and publicly listed companies will deliver tight, 3 minute presentations before fielding questions from a panel of industry experts.

Companies

Panellists:

The Australian Cyber Security Showcase

The Demo Day is part of the Australian Cyber Security Mission to the USA. Stick around after the Demo Day to network with the full delegation of Aussie entrepreneurs and influencers. Register here:

https://australiancybershowcase.eventbrite.com

Both events will be held at the "Australia House" popup within Hotel Zelos, just steps from the Moscone Center.

For more information, please contact Melissa Tovar at [email protected]

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BSides SF
Apr
15
to Apr 16

BSides SF

With some of the most passionate and influential infosec practitioners from around the country, and the world, coming to RSA Conference, BSides SF is the place to be. The mix ranges from “down in the trenches” engineers, to business leaders, thought leaders, and executive decision makers of all stripes.

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CypherCon
Apr
12
to Apr 13

CypherCon

  • Wisconsin Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our conference provides hackers with an outlet to openly demonstrate and experience creativity and ingenuity through hands-on enlightening activities and thought provoking presentations and technical projects. Come listen to over a dozen security speakers, learn at our mind-blowing, but approachable villages (specializations), and relax with friends in a casual environment.

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BSides Munich
Apr
8
to Apr 9

BSides Munich

BSidesMunich is the premiere, independently organized computer security event in the Munich, Germany area, bringing together both local and internationally renowned experts.

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CryptoChicks Hackathon + Conference
Apr
6
to Apr 8

CryptoChicks Hackathon + Conference

Featuring World's First Blockchain Female Only Hackathon

Plus Conference with Female Speakers and Panelists

 

About

CryptoChicks Hackathon and Conference is an open invitation to women looking to take part in a bold blockchain event. Women are underrepresented in the crypto space and with your help, we want to change that. We are calling for blockchain leaders, mentors, advisors, speakers to be the new faces that will help educate, encourage and inspire women to learn new skills and take on new challenges.

Hackathon

We invite business analysts, designers, developers and hackers who want to develop and present decentralized products or it’s prototype in 36-hour hacking time window. When developing your product you free to choose any blockchain platform. The only requirement is that your team has to be female only. Each team can have a mentor – male or female. Mentors have to apply separately.

Our goal is to make this hackathon as big as possible. We will consider all applications. Even if you have never hacked blockchain before, you can apply to have our sponsor BlockGeeks to provide you free online education if you choose to participate in our hackathon. Registration is free. All hackathon participants have free access to the Conference.  Registration deadline is March 15, 2018.

Conference

It will be three days of workshops and panels. We are inviting world top blockchain leaders to speak at our conference.

Early bird ticket sale will be ending March 15, 2018.
VIP tickets with reserved seating and VIP dinner are available.

Tickets will be available for sale shortly. Contact us at [email protected] to pre-order your tickets.

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WiCyS 2018
Mar
23
to Mar 24

WiCyS 2018

  • Hilton Chicago Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WiCyS 2018

Women in CyberSecurity Conference

WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity.

ALL REGISTRATIONS INCLUDE BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER ON MAR. 23, 2018 & BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ON MAR. 24, 2018

All registrations will close February 15, 2018 or at capacity (whichever comes first)

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WISP+Skytop Strategies Cyber Risk Governance Program
Mar
13
8:00 AM08:00

WISP+Skytop Strategies Cyber Risk Governance Program

WISP+Skytop Strategies Cyber Risk Governance Program

in NYC

As the number of cybersecurity incidents increase for organizations today, the threat of shareholder, stakeholder, and regulator driven actions in the wake of an incident have begun to profoundly influence the response of corporate boards and senior-level management. This full-day discussion will focus in on how companies can proactively avoid a cyber breach, and all of the costs that follow (legal, reputational, fiduciary), in addition to addressing the growing likelihood of class action litigation for failure to upgrade cyber defense

  • Engage with public company executives, institutional shareholders and governance, cyber, legal and communication experts on how to proactively avoid cyber breaches and the possibility of devastating shareholder actions
  • Discover the key factors used by shareholders when considering actions, and the FULL impact of losses realized through cyber attacks.
  • Apply the latest strategies designed to avoid the prohibitive costs associated with cyber breach, shareholder actions and the residual public relations impact.
 
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2018 International Privacy + Security Forum
Feb
26
to Feb 27

2018 International Privacy + Security Forum

  • The Marvin Center, George Washington Univ. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The International Privacy+Security Forum is a new annual sister event to the Privacy+Security Forum, an annual event held in October at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The Forum will be in its 4th year in 2018.  This past year, we had 800 participants. Paul Schwartz and Daniel J. Solove created the International Forum to recognize the profound importance of international privacy and security law, not just abroad, but here in the United States.  The International Forum will be held on Mon, Feb 26 and Tues, Feb 27, 2018 at GW University in Washington DC. 

Schedule: https://www.intlprivacysecurityforum.com/schedule-2018/

Speakers: https://www.intlprivacysecurityforum.com/speakers-2018/

More sessions + speakers to be announced soon.

Get 30% off with code IPSFwisp

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