WISP press

Women Underrepresented in Surging Cybersecurity Market

October 27, 2016 Women are underrepresented in the burgeoning cybersecurity field and companies may be losing out by not having more diversity on their security teams, industry professionals - including WISP Co-Founder, Debra Farber - tell Bloomberg BNA.

The privacy industry has managed to stay gender-equal - will it last?

August 13, 2016 The relatively new privacy industry has so far been immune to the gender bias that permeates many other fields, according to data from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). While sexism continues to be a problem across many related professions - consider the lack of women on boards, the sexist courtroom dialog, and Silicon Valley’s gender bias - the privacy field appears to be a rare beacon of gender equity.

Things Are Looking Up for Women at DEFCON, But Problems Still Linger

August 9, 2016 (Las Vegas, NV) The annual gathering of the world’s top hackers, DEF CON, was a double-sided coin when it came to gender issues at the majority male event. At its best, this year’s DEF CON attracted more women, and more women appeared as contestants at DEF CON or DEF CON-related challenges, than ever before, according to many attendees. Jennifer Steffens, CEO of cybersecurity solutions provider IOActive, said that this year’s DEF CON was “one of the most inclusive events” for women she has attended in her many years of attendance. “Even men are calling it out.”

Equal Respect: Removing Roadblocks to Diversity in Infosec

August 9, 2016 Women make up just 10% of the infosec workforce, and of those, 3% are African-American women and 1% are Latina women. In this WISP and Equal Respect panel about the continued lack of diversity in the infosec and technology space, these five women discussed their own experiences and offered insight about attracting more women to this field.

Vera is a Proud Founding Sponsor of WISP

August 1, 2016 Today, we are proud to be one of the founding corporate sponsors of WISP, or Women in Security and Privacy. We met Elena Elkina, Vice Chair of WISP, and her team a few months ago at a security event in Texas, and we were instantly drawn to their dedication, insight, and unique approach

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.

Twitter Profiles for 14 Groups Supporting Women in Technology and Cybersecurity

May 18, 2016 In today’s world of technology and cybersecurity, teams of professionals face mind-blowing security challenges and must be on their “A” game at all times. The Twittersphere is full of female InfoSec and cybersecurity experts sharing their thoughts, research and news on a wide range of topics: vulnerabilities, viruses, malware, application security, DevOps, data breaches, privacy, bug bounties, responsible disclosure, threat intelligence, privacy and more.

If you are looking for a new exciting role, an expert who is sharing intel, or perhaps are someone who wants to learn and connect with others in this field, then this is the list for you. We have compiled a list of the top 14 Twitter pages based on their follower numbers, starting with the highest.