Increased representation of diverse voices throughout all of our content – speaking sessions, keynotes, podcasts and blogs.
We updated the language in the Call for Speakers submission form to be more inclusive of diverse points of view and backgrounds, and promoted Call for Speakers across our community and added outreach to various affinity groups to encourage their participation.
On the keynote stages, we will not have any all-male panels. We have also provided guidance to our sponsors to encourage them to use their sessions as a platform for more expansive perspectives, identities and backgrounds.
Building off our annual RSAC Women’s Networking Reception and Diversity Seminar, we are developing:
A half-day talent diversity seminar, partnered with W Risk and LadyCoders, on “Solving our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage.”
A robust half-day forum, developed with Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF), The Diana Initiative, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) and Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), will offer a mentor-focused opportunity to prepare individuals for the Call for Speakers process and build confidence for presenting to large groups.
The promotion of affinity group meet-ups designed to bring together like-minded people. This will include an international community gathering.
The Capture the Flag program in conjunction with SANS and Women’s Society in Cyberjutsu.
Monthly blog series discussions regarding talent and D&I in cybersecurity.