Past WISP Events
Check out our list of recent events that WISP has either hosted or sponsored.
Join us for the 3rd and final career event co-sponsored by Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and Leading Women in Technology (LWT).
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.
The tech industry is still reeling from a vast and sustained attack on US and European internet structure in October. Led by hacked “smart” DVR players and webcams, the tech industry is now taking a serious look at its networks and the existing Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Join WISP and our panel of experts for an evening discussion on the current state of IoT infrastructure, the impact of IoT on individuals' privacy, and how hardware and software manufacturers can work together to improve internet security.
The SANS CyberTalent Fair (SCTF) is an innovative, online event for the top cybersecurity employers and jobseekers in the United States to meet. For attendees, it is a unique opportunity to learn more about current opportunities in the cybersecurity community and interact on a one-on-one basis with leading employers in the field. Powered by SANS, job searching and networking with employers has never been easier at a time when finding cyber talent is imperative for companies big and small across economic sectors.
WISP is proud to be a SANS CyberTalent Fair partner organization!
Join us for the 2nd of three career workshops, co-sponsored by Women in Security & Privacy (WISP) and Leading Women in Technology (LWT)
Practice makes perfect. Want to polish your interviewing skills before your next interview? Join a live simulated interview facilitated by an LHH coach. Receive hands on practices and tips for real life application. This session has limited enrollment to facilitate discussion and feedback.
Join us for the 1st of three career events, co-sponsored by Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and Leading Women in Technology (LWT)
Do you want to know how to tap into the hidden job market? We will use local market-place information as an effective tool to identify companies, job leads and career opportunities. We will go over techniques for identifying which companies are hiring, the importance of creating a written plan, and how to find new companies that are hiring as they expand.
The Tech Inclusion Conference is an inclusive tech event, where you'll experience inclusive and accessible design, find diverse talent, learn new solutions to diversity and inclusion, meet underrepresented entrepreneurs and investors, speak with policymakers and educators, and network with other people with other people who care about creating change in the tech ecosystem.
- FREE admission if you volunteer. Contact Salem Kimble for more info.
- 25% WISP member discount with code: WISAP16
Join Women in Security and Privacy, IOActive, and Arent Fox LLP for a happy hour and networking event in San Francisco.
Please feel free to invite your fellow privacy and security colleagues. Space is limited. Register for this event.
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
At this public event, leaders and champions of women in technology will offer their thoughts on challenges to achieving gender diversity at all organizational levels of industry, academia, and the public sector. We will also present the first CITRIS Athena Awards, to honor inspiring women and organizations making outstanding technical contributions and supporting the next generation of women and girls.
Join WISP and IOActive in the IoActive hospitality suite at the The Cromwell, the Strip’s first Las Vegas standalone boutique hotel. Enjoy delicious wine and appetizers in an intimate, Parisian-inspired atmosphere. Our Women, Wisdom & Wine events are casual and informal — a chance for all of us ladies to get together as industry professionals, relax, share our experiences, and catch up.
Join moderator Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor of Dark Reading, as she leads this discussion with panelists Jamesha Fisher, Security Operations Engineer at GitHub; Elena Kvochko, Head of Global Cyber Security Strategy and Implementation at Barclays; Angie Leifson, Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst at Insight Enterprises; and Chenxi Wang, Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock. The panel will share their firsthand experiences as well as insight into what can be done to attract and retain women in a growing field with a broadening set of skills.
WISP is closely working with Chenxi Wang and the Equal Respect Initiative.
DEF CON is pretty much the security show that started it all. From humble beginnings in 1993 as a hangout for ten old-school hacker collaboratives, DEF CON has become one of the premier events, though it tends to stay true to its roots. This is a conference for hackers by hackers. Come ready to hear very detailed discussions of exploits along with advice on how to make them more – not less – effective. Don’t bother bringing business attire
Join WISP in Las Vegas as we attend the first annual TiaraCon, a conference created to advance the careers of women in the cyber security profession, happening Thursday, August 4th at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. This is an opportunity to come together to further advance our soft skills and grow our networks. Women are only 11% of the cyber security profession and only 1% of the leadership; so let's come together to collaborate, create solutions, and form lifelong friendships and mentoring relationships.
WISP Members receive $200 Off Briefings! Use discount code: WiSP6b
Black Hat - built by and for the global InfoSec community - returns to Las Vegas for its 19th year. This six day event begins with four days of intense Training for security practitioners of all levels (July 30 - August 2) followed by the two-day main event including over 100 independently selected Briefings, Business Hall, Arsenal, Pwnie Awards, and more (August 3-4).
Lockpicking is a key sport for hackers, as locks are merely delay mechanisms and some are way more vulnerable to being picked than others! How do those locking mechanisms work? I'm glad you asked! Join the WISP Community as we learn the basics of lockpicking and compete against our peers. We'll practice picking various locks and handcuffs for fun! The more that you know about lock technology, the better you will understand how and where certain weaknesses are present. This makes you well-equipped to participate in sportpicking endeavors. More importantly, you will become a savvier consumer as you make decisions on what locks to buy based on sound fact and research.
Tickets are $15. Register via Eventbrite
WISP is the proud sponsor of this event! In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to see all of the Top 10 issues in action, and learn how to exploit the issues in a true-to-life vulnerable web application. Some of the topics we’ll explore are bypassing authentication with SQL Injection, stealing sensitive data through Cross-Site Scripting, and abusing access control mechanisms through Force Browsing. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to identify, exploit, and explain all of the Top 10 vulnerabilities, as well as understand how to develop applications without introducing these common issues.
Finally, time permitting, we may explore the OWASP Mobile Top 10. Like the Web Top 10 list, this project lists the ten most serious issues found in mobile applications today.
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This talk will introduce students to Open Web App Security Project (OWASP), an open-source, community-driven project focused on web and mobile security. We’ll explore the most prolific OWASP project, the OWASP Top 10. This project, active for over a decade, lists the 10 most significant categories of security vulnerabilities currently in the wild. This introductory talk will expose students to these vulnerabilities, ranging from well-known issues such as SQL Injection to more obscure, but very common, issues like Cross-Site Request Forgery. Students will learn how each of these 10 issues are created, how they can be abused, the impact of exploiting them, and how they can be avoided.
WISP is sponsoring this event and provided the speaker.
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Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is proud to partner with Security Innovation to offer members a fun "find the vulnerabilities" game that teaches the importance of effective website security and secure coding habits. Leveraging cheat sheets and other easy to understand tips, participants of all skill levels can learn how hackers break into websites in a fun and realistic environment. The game features authentic (and intentionally vulnerable) websites as well as an expert-guided training session to introduce you to core concepts via the game we’ll play as a group.
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The 2016 Privacy Risk Summit will bring together leading privacy practitioners, lawyers, regulators, and academics to address top privacy risks in the year ahead and share strategies for success.
The Summit builds on the success of the EU Data Protection Conference and IoT Privacy Summits to bring you an expanded program with three parallel conference tracks focusing on risks rising from technological and regulatory change and privacy risk management best practices.
ISP is a proud sponsor of this event and will be hosting a Women in Privacy luncheon.
Congress recently passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) designed to "improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about Cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes.” The subject of information-sharing has stirred up quite the debate.
Join Women in Security & Privacy (WISP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Autodesk, and Cisco Systems for an evening of lively discussion on what it means to share threat intelligence information, possible impacts to individuals’ privacy, and how CISA may impact the future role of government and the private sector.
Join Startup Policy Lab on October 15th, for a screening of highlights from Director Granick's keynote address followed by a fireside chat between Director Granick and Timothy Yim, Startup Policy Lab's Dir. of Data and Privacy, and audience Q&A.
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Join us over some cocktails to learn about our WISP Tandems peer-to-peer mentorship program.
The 2016 Privacy Risk Summit will bring together leading privacy practitioners, regulators, and academics to discuss key privacy risks in the year ahead and share strategies for success. At the 2016 Privacy Risk Summit, we bring you an expanded program with three parallel conference tracks focusing on technological, regulatory and organisational change as drivers of privacy risk. We invite you to join us in San Francisco this summer for a packed day of inspiring keynotes, dynamic panel presentations and interactive workshops.
WISP is a proud sponsor of the Summit! Use code WISP for 50% off the conference fee via the TRUSTe registration page
Be Smart Out Loud: transforming showing up into seizing the moment and the day
Join Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and Leading Women in Technology (LWT) as we host award-winning executive coach and leadership expert, Fran Zone. She will join us to share her proven tools for transforming ‘showing up’ into seizing the moment and the day.
Event is co-hosted with Leading Women in Technology
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WISP invites you to a panel discussion on “Security Meets Privacy." Enjoy a cutting edge discussion on the intersection of information security and privacy with industry experts and leaders.
- How do privacy and security complement each other?
- Where do they collide?
- How do organizations prioritize one over the other?
- How should security and privacy teams interact and split responsibilities?
- Insights in the light of recent breaches?
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Join other SF Bay Area security and privacy professionals for our first meet and greet. Let's share stories from the field, exchange ideas, drive innovation, and empower other women. Help us grow this Bay Area group into something great!
Please RSVP via Eventbrite to reserve your spot.