InfoSec Conference Summary
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DefendCon was born from several inspirational men and women who wanted to offer a different type of conference experience. The organizers wanted to create a conference that provided the same technical content as a more traditional security event while providing a safe, collaborative space for women and non-binary individuals. At this event, you’ll be exposed to industry luminaries from top tech companies, participate in technical hacking challenges, and network with industry peers.
If you’ve ever been to a security conference and felt unwelcome as a woman or non-binary individual, this event wants to change that. If you’re a male ally who wants to be part of the solution but hasn’t been invited to the discussion, you are encouraged to join this unique event. In order to provide an optimal experience, the event will keep an attendee ratio of 80% female and non-binary, and 20% male. This will allow the event to provide a safe space for women/non-binary, while also allowing male co-workers to participate. Last year, 150 people from over 50 companies attended the event including Adobe, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and more.