Our Talks

With over 50 speakers lined up, covering topics ranging from technical to not with some workshops thrown in, there's something for everyone.

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Our Talks

Lockpick Village

Our partners at Lockpick Extreme are once again hosting our Lockpick Village, as well as a Lock Re-pinning Workshop.

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Lockpick Village

Capture the Flag event

New this year is an on-site Capture the Flag event with a range of challenges to engage players from beginners to experts. You’ll find a welcoming and supportive environment whether your goal is to score your first points or compete for the top spot.

Capture the Flag event

Learn to Solder

Back by popular demand, you will want to check out our Learn to Solder workshop, in which you get to take home a custom Diana Initiative badge!

Learn to Solder

Career Village

From résumé and LinkedIn reviews, to practice interviews, to professional headshots, we're bringing out our best tools to help you enter the profession or advance your career.

Career Village

Our Speakers

Just a few of our amazing presenters coming up this year!

Alana StaszczyszynSecurity Consultant at Security Compass

Alana Staszczyszyn is a practicing security consultant. Her past and present work has focused on penetration testing as well as security governance in the public health sector. She is also heavily interested in various cultural, socioeconomic, and political aspects of cybersecurity, particularly on how the rise of the cyber-threat landscape has given rise to new risk dimensions in those domains.

Alana StaszczyszynSecurity Consultant at Security Compass

Alana Staszczyszyn is a practicing security consultant. Her past and present work has focused on penetration testing as well as security governance in the public health sector. She is also heavily interested in various cultural, socioeconomic, and political aspects of cybersecurity, particularly on how the rise of the cyber-threat landscape has given rise to new risk dimensions in those domains.

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Margaret LaytonDirector of Engineering at Symantec

Dr. Margaret Layton (Meg) is currently Director of Engineering for the Cyber Security Services organization of Symantec and has been working in technology for over two decades. In 2001, she joined a start-up company that was acquired by Symantec, and she has since been working in various roles within the company - both on products and working on the intelligence that fuels the front-line responders. Prior to joining Symantec, Meg worked as a Director of IT for a telecommunications company doing business in Africa, which is where she first discovered her passion for security. There is nothing like protecting networks in developing countries in the middle of a civil war to really drive forward what security needs. Meg maintains several certifications in the Cyber Security realm that she is passionate about, including both the CISSP and CSSLP certifications from ISC(2), and GIAC certifications for Incident Handling, Forensic Analysis, and Penetration Testing. She is CNSS 4011 and 4012 certified. In her role as Director of Engineering, she also holds Agile certifications.

Margaret LaytonDirector of Engineering at Symantec

Dr. Margaret Layton (Meg) is currently Director of Engineering for the Cyber Security Services organization of Symantec and has been working in technology for over two decades. In 2001, she joined a start-up company that was acquired by Symantec, and she has since been working in various roles within the company - both on products and working on the intelligence that fuels the front-line responders. Prior to joining Symantec, Meg worked as a Director of IT for a telecommunications company doing business in Africa, which is where she first discovered her passion for security. There is nothing like protecting networks in developing countries in the middle of a civil war to really drive forward what security needs. Meg maintains several certifications in the Cyber Security realm that she is passionate about, including both the CISSP and CSSLP certifications from ISC(2), and GIAC certifications for Incident Handling, Forensic Analysis, and Penetration Testing. She is CNSS 4011 and 4012 certified. In her role as Director of Engineering, she also holds Agile certifications.

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Jasmine JacksonBlogger/Owner at PassionForPentesting

Self-proclaimed Information Security Unicorn and cool nerd, Jasmine interest in Information Security started when she was 16 years old after she stumbled into a Yahoo! Group on Cryptography. Ten years later, Jasmine earned her Masters in Computer Science and a Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Privacy from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). A life-long learner, Jasmine also has an assortment of security certifications - GSEC, GSSP-Java, GWAPT. In her spare time, besides hacking, she likes going to concerts, write on her blog - passionforpentesting.com, spoiling her furry daughter, and playing vintage video games on her Raspberry Pi.

Jasmine JacksonBlogger/Owner at PassionForPentesting

Self-proclaimed Information Security Unicorn and cool nerd, Jasmine interest in Information Security started when she was 16 years old after she stumbled into a Yahoo! Group on Cryptography. Ten years later, Jasmine earned her Masters in Computer Science and a Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Privacy from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). A life-long learner, Jasmine also has an assortment of security certifications - GSEC, GSSP-Java, GWAPT. In her spare time, besides hacking, she likes going to concerts, write on her blog - passionforpentesting.com, spoiling her furry daughter, and playing vintage video games on her Raspberry Pi.

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