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We set out to create value for the Infosec community by creating purposeful partnerships with community groups and providing education and resources at Black Hat to connect all attendees.
Code of Conduct
We believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. By participating at Black Hat Events, you agree to abide by the Black Hat Code of Conduct.
Community programs have been developed to engage attendees on topics specific to the InfoSec community, as well as welcome a wider range of professionals to the industry. The intention of these programs is to encourage open and honest dialogue, where attendees can meet each other to foster creative discussion through meet-ups, coffee talks, short sessions and workshops.
The Community track aims to provide a forum for idea sharing and discussion of relevant issues impacting the InfoSec community. Topics include diversity, inclusion, substance abuse, mental health, and more. The goal is to shed light on issues within the community and to help those potentially affected.
Diversity and Inclusion
Black Hat has made strategic steps in welcoming a wide range of professionals to the industry and offer a platform to discuss issues impacting the community. We develop strategic partnerships with organizations including QueerCon, Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), and Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) to host mentorship sessions, networking events, panels on diversity topics and more.
Black Hat USA 2020 offerings coming soon.
Health and Wellness Meetups
Black Hat will build on its initiative to offer healthy activities with the return of Yoga as well as additional spaces which will provide a quiet and relaxing space for attendees to take time for self-care during the event.
In addition to Black Hat's longstanding Friends with Bill program, developed to provide a meeting space for those to share stories around sobriety and recovery, this year's event will offer additional meetups to encourage dialogue among the InfoSec community around critical topics. These meetups will follow Briefings offered under the Community track and provide attendees with the opportunity to share their personal stories within an open and safe discussion forum. Supporting programs covering topics such as mental health, inclusion, substance abuse, and career development will be available
Check back for Black Hat USA 2020 offerings soon.
Black Hat is committed to helping non-profit partners who in turn help the InfoSec community. From online safety champions, to legal advisors, to the local community in Las Vegas, Black Hat supports a broad range of partners in their efforts on behalf of our community throughout the year.
As a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the community and provide opportunities to underrepresented groups, Black Hat awards and donates Briefings Passes through various scholarship programs and partnerships. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, who have an interest in InfoSec, to apply.
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