RSA Conference is, and has always been, about bringing all cybersecurity professionals together and empowering the collective “we” in the industry. We feel passionately about ensuring diversity and inclusivity (D&I) in every aspect of our events. This includes the equal representation and expression of all genders, orientations, physical abilities, religions, ethnicities and experiences. At its core, it’s this kind of collaboration that stands to unlock our industry’s truest potential.

diversity - 2 menRSAC’s Diversity & Inclusion Guiding Principles

  • Governance: Seeking input and guidance from the community on issues and concerns for the community, including D&I
  • Experience: Ensuring RSA Conference is a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for all
  • Programming: Programming content and activities that create an environment for positive and inclusive dialogue and valuable 
  • Investment: Investing in solutions and partnerships that address the roots of bias and exclusion

 

Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Governance: Seeking input and guidance form the community
The Advisory Board, originally formed with respected members of our community to provide a voice in the industry, evolved to provide opinions on the content at RSAC, and now, it is a committee that looks at a broader set of issues in cybersecurity, including D&I issues in the cyber sector.

The Advisory Board members themselves are from diverse professional and individual backgrounds as a way to expand the Board’s relevancy to the entire cybersecurity community.
Experience: Ensuring RSA Conference is a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for all
Safe Walk Program: Working in conjunction with the city of San Francisco, increased patrols will take place in and around hotels not serviced by RSAC bus routes.
Code of Conduct and Exhibitor Dress Code Guidelines: Regularly review the current RSAC policies and implement updates as well as improve alert and enforcement processes.
A Prayer Room for attendees and staff.
Programming: Content and activity that creates an environment for positive and inclusive dialogue, bringing all voices together
Increased representation of diverse voices throughout all of our content – speaking sessions, keynotes, podcasts and blogs.

Ensure the language in our Call for Speakers is inclusive and encourages diverse points of view and backgrounds, and is promoted across our community, including to various affinity groups to encourage their participation.

On the keynote stages, we will not have any all-male panels. We also provide guidance to our sponsors to encourage them to use their sessions as a platform for more expansive perspectives, identities and backgrounds.

We will continue to hold our annual RSAC Women’s Networking Reception at both RSAC USA and RSAC APJ.

There will be a focus on content that addresses personal and professional development, building successful cybersecurity teams, and retaining talent.

The promotion of affinity group meet-ups designed to bring together like-minded people.
Investment: Investing in solutions and partnerships that address the roots of bias and exclusion
Provide Full Conference passes and discounts to affinity groups who gather and champion under-represented groups in cybersecurity, as well as to college students through our RSAC Security Scholar and RSAC College Day programs.
If you belong to an organization that also seeks to advance diversity and inclusion in our industry, please reach out so we can talk! Contact us.