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Wednesday, August 10 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Red Teaming Cyber's Diversity Problem

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The skills gap is one of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity, and, unfortunately, part of this problem comes from gatekeeping, unrealistic job requirements, discrimination, stereotyping and unimaginative thinking. Common problems in other male-dominated fields that require undoing decades of exclusion to solve. It’s incumbent upon all companies and communities in cybersecurity to champion inclusion and diversity for women and gender minorities, which puts The Diana Initiative and its audience at the heart of the solution.
In this presentation, we’ll discuss the origins of an online community of women hackers and how utilizing community and mentorship can remove barriers to inclusion for women, trans and nonbinary people, and others who identify as a gender minority. We’ll also discuss best practices and discuss lessons from the first six months of the program to help others interested in similar initiatives.  If you are interested in breaking into offensive security or just building an inclusive offensive security community, this session is for you!

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Emily Peacock

Emily has always had a passion for bringing joy to others, whether that be through smiles, laughter, food, entertainment, acts of kindness or fostering a sense of community. Prior to Synack, Emily spent five years as a culture ambassador for tech start-ups building company-wide employee... Read More →
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Ryan Rutan

After spending more than two decades building online communities for tech savvy enterprise developers, Ryan (@ryanrutan) returned to his hacker roots as the Sr. Director of Community at the Synack Red Team in 2019. He is a long-time developer/maker at heart and technology innovator... Read More →

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
The Westin Las Vegas And Spa The Westin Las Vegas And Spa, 160 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109