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, with 2 full days of hands-on practice and guided learning.

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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.

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Capture the Flag event

Learn to Solder

Back by popular demand, our Soldering Village will be open during both days. Stop in and Learn to Solder on a free, custom Diana Initiative badge that you get to keep!

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Learn to Solder

Career Village

From résumé reviews and critiques, to practice interviews, we're bringing out our best tools to help you enter the profession or advance your career. We'll also have employers on site ready to talk about opportunities they have available.

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Career Village

Our Speakers

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

Kat SweetInformation Security Analyst at Duo Security

Kat Sweet works for Duo Security, where her official title is information security analyst and her unofficial title is senior pun architect. On top of her primary mission of securing the securers by building out Duo's multifaceted security operations program, she coaches aspiring presenters in CFP writing and public speaking in an effort to amplify a more diverse pool of voices in the security space. She's also been the co-leader of the BSidesLV lockpick village since 2017. When she's not in security mode, you can find her picking unsuspecting locks or bursting into song, including as a member of the Duo band, Panic! at the Cisco.

Kat SweetInformation Security Analyst at Duo Security

Kat Sweet works for Duo Security, where her official title is information security analyst and her unofficial title is senior pun architect. On top of her primary mission of securing the securers by building out Duo's multifaceted security operations program, she coaches aspiring presenters in CFP writing and public speaking in an effort to amplify a more diverse pool of voices in the security space. She's also been the co-leader of the BSidesLV lockpick village since 2017. When she's not in security mode, you can find her picking unsuspecting locks or bursting into song, including as a member of the Duo band, Panic! at the Cisco.

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Gabrielle HempelSecurity Consultant at Accenture

Gabrielle E. Hempel, B.A., B.S. Gabrielle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she studied Neuroscience and Psychology. She worked for Advarra Institutional Review Board in regulatory pharmaceutical and medical device compliance, and led specialized committees targeting Phase I research and emergency research. She moved to IT consulting in 2018, and currently works as an Information Security Analyst with Accenture while pursuing a certificate in Advanced Computer Security at Stanford. She serves as a mentor for a student cohort of cybersecurity analysts, and volunteers with various community organizations that encourage youth and minorities to pursue careers in STEM and information security.

Gabrielle HempelSecurity Consultant at Accenture

Gabrielle E. Hempel, B.A., B.S. Gabrielle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she studied Neuroscience and Psychology. She worked for Advarra Institutional Review Board in regulatory pharmaceutical and medical device compliance, and led specialized committees targeting Phase I research and emergency research. She moved to IT consulting in 2018, and currently works as an Information Security Analyst with Accenture while pursuing a certificate in Advanced Computer Security at Stanford. She serves as a mentor for a student cohort of cybersecurity analysts, and volunteers with various community organizations that encourage youth and minorities to pursue careers in STEM and information security.

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Whitney MaxwellSecurity Consultant at Rapid7

Whitney Maxwell has over 5 years of experience in security. She is currently working for Rapid7 as a security consultant with expertise in social engineering and red teaming. She received the Social Engineering CTF Black Badge from DEF CON in 2018 and she received her Masters of Technology degree with an emphasis in cyber security from Brigham Young University in December of 2017. Her previous experience includes working on the Office 365 red team at Microsoft where she pen tested network infrastructures, coded internal toolsets, and adjudicated cases for the O365 bug bounty. Along with her professional experience she was one of the founding members of the Cyber Security Research Lab red team at Brigham Young University.

Whitney MaxwellSecurity Consultant at Rapid7

Whitney Maxwell has over 5 years of experience in security. She is currently working for Rapid7 as a security consultant with expertise in social engineering and red teaming. She received the Social Engineering CTF Black Badge from DEF CON in 2018 and she received her Masters of Technology degree with an emphasis in cyber security from Brigham Young University in December of 2017. Her previous experience includes working on the Office 365 red team at Microsoft where she pen tested network infrastructures, coded internal toolsets, and adjudicated cases for the O365 bug bounty. Along with her professional experience she was one of the founding members of the Cyber Security Research Lab red team at Brigham Young University.

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