The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy announces its 6th Annual Black Hat Meet & Greet and 2nd Annual Female Leaders Scholarship

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The Executive Women’s Forum and Black Hat are pleased to announce the success and continuation of the Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program, where 50 scholarship recipients will attend Black Hat USA 2016. The EWF is also hosting its 6th Annual Meet & Greet with over 200 women confirmed to attend.

The EWF is committed to developing future women leaders in cybersecurity. For the second year these scholarships will give female students the opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with the industry’s brightest minds.

The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) and Black Hat are pleased to announce the success and continuation of the Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program. This program will award 50 scholarships to attend Black Hat USA 2016 on July 30 – August 4, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship program supports the EWF’s mission to attract, develop and advance women in the Information Security, IT Risk Management and Privacy industries.

Complimentary Academic Passes will be awarded to female university students who demonstrate a passion for Information Security as well as a proven history of related experience and coursework. Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Briefings on Wednesday, August 3 & Thursday, August 4.

The Executive Women’s Forum is also hosting its 6th Annual Meet & Greet during Black Hat USA 2016. The EWF invites all women attending the conference to the EWF Meet & Greet on August 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm to engage and connect with the brightest minds and most dynamic personalities - the women in Information Security. This event is free to attend. All attendees must submit their registration at: There are already over 200 women confirmed to attend!

All Black Hat USA 2016 attendees are invited to visit with the EWF team at their table top at #BHB6.

On Wednesday, August 3rd at 11:30 a.m. Joyce Brocaglia will be a panelist on the discussion, “Building Diverse – World Class Teams, ” and will present labor statistics and new staffing strategies in addition to research-based practices and approaches to recognize and address unconscious biases to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace culture.

On Thursday, August 4th at 5:00 p.m. Lynn Terwoerds, Executive Director of the EWF and co-founder of the Voice Privacy Alliance, will present a talk on “Building Trust & Enabling Innovation for Voice Enabled IOT.” The Voice Privacy Alliance created a set of 39 agile security stories specifically for voice enabled IoT products as part of the Voice Privacy Innovation Toolkit. These security stories help product owners and security developers to bake security into their voice enabled products to save time, money and decrease incidents and reputation damage.

About The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy
Founded in 2002, The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization serving women leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in Information Security, Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & Compliance and Privacy. The EWF’s mission is to advance women in our field through leadership development, education and the creation of trusted relationships. The EWF achieves this goal by facilitating programs and events throughout the year including a National Conference, regional meetings, leadership development programs and interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information visit,

About Alta Associates
Founded in 1986 Alta Associates is widely acknowledged as the leading boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Management. Alta is recognized for their deep understanding of the information security industry and the drivers that shape it. Having successfully partnered with global enterprises for 30 years, Alta has filled many of the most high profile Chief Information Security Officer roles and built world class Information Security, Cybersecurity and IT Risk organizations. Alta is well known for their ability to attract and deliver top tier executives and the teams that support them and is named as one of the top 50 executive search firms in the United States. For more information visit, or call 908-806-8442.

About Black Hat
For more than 17 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, and are produced by UBM Tech. More information is available at:

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