WISP event recap

Hacking Fun in Las Vegas

Aug 15, 2016 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. 

Security Innovation Partners with Women in Security and Privacy for a Night of Fun & Education

June 27, 2016 Security Innovation became a proud sponsor of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives that promotes the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in the Security and Privacy industry. To officially launch the sponsorship, Security Innovation ran their CMD+CTRL Web Hackathon, a fun and interactive "find the vulnerabilities" game that teaches the importance of effective website security and secure coding habits at last week’s WISP event.

I Took One of San Francisco’s “Weirdest” Classes, Lockpicking for Ladies

June 27, 2016 Kristin Parke knows not to play with handcuffs unless she has a key within easy reach. Kristin, a security consultant and alumna of Hackbright Academy (a software-engineering school for women), was one of 60 women to attend a lockpicking workshop in San Francisco put on by Women in Security and Privacy (WISP). In addition to Kristin, a white-hat hacker and penetration tester by day, I met law students, professionals and techies while learning about delay mechanisms and lock design at the one-day workshop that SFGate dubbed one of the weirdest classes in the Bay Area.