Embracing Diversity in Cybersecurity: SquadCon Redefines Inclusion in the Infosec Industry. SquadCon Las Vegas 2023 | A Conversation with Alshlon Banks, Rebekah Skeete, and Chloe Messdaghi | Redefining Society with Marco Ciappelli
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Guests: Rebekah Skeete, Chief Operations Officer, BlackGirlsHack [@blackgirlshack]
On Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekah-skeete-01270192/
Alshlon Banks, Chief Technology Officer at BlackGirlsHack [@blackgirlshack]
On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/alshlonb/
Chloe Messdaghi, CEO & Founder at Global Secure Partners
On Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chloemessdaghi/
On Threads | https://www.threads.net/@chloemessdaghi
On Twitter | https://twitter.com/ChloeMessdaghi
Website | https://www.securebychloe.com/
Host: Marco Ciappelli, Co-Founder at ITSPmagazine [@ITSPmagazine] and Host of Redefining Society Podcast
On ITSPmagazine | https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/marco-ciappelli
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Welcome to another exciting episode of "Redefining Society," where we bring you inspiring stories and events that are reshaping the world for the better. Today, we have something truly exceptional in store for you – an event that not only celebrates diversity but also empowers underrepresented communities in the cybersecurity field. We are thrilled to introduce SquadCon, a groundbreaking three-day conference organized by the esteemed Black Girls Hacks organization.
Hosts Marco Ciappelli and Chloé Messdaghi Catching Up:
In this episode, Marco and Chloé dive into the world of SquadCon and discuss their excitement about the event taking place in Las Vegas. They are both enthusiastic about the opportunity to support SquadCon and its mission to promote diversity and inclusivity in the infosec industry.
Meet the Inspiring Team Behind SquadCon:
Chloé introduces the two remarkable individuals behind SquadCon, Rebecca Skeete, the Chief Operating Officer, and Alshlon Banks, the Chief Technology Officer of Black Girls Hacks. They share their passion and enthusiasm for SquadCon, which was born from the success of Girls Hack Village at DEF CON.
The Philosophy Behind SquadCon: Assemble and Embrace Inclusivity:
Rebecca articulates the essence of SquadCon – a gathering where people from all backgrounds and experiences are invited to come together, learn, and grow. It's a place where imposter syndrome can be alleviated, and individuals can feel welcome and appreciated. The SquadCon team believes that fostering diversity and creating a supportive environment benefits everyone in the cybersecurity industry.
What's on the Menu at SquadCon:
SquadCon offers a diverse menu of experiences catering to everyone's needs and interests. Attendees can expect insightful talks, engaging workshops, and exciting capture-the-flag challenges. Keynote speakers include influential figures like Camille Stewart Gloucester from the White House, Director Jenna Easterly from CISA, and Marcus J. Carey, author of "Tribe of Hackers." The event also provides opportunities for those who missed the proposal deadline to share their knowledge through recorded talks.
Closing Thoughts and Invitation:
As we wrap up, Chloé expresses her excitement for SquadCon and extends an invitation to all interested individuals in the cybersecurity community. This unique event promises to be a transformative experience for all attendees, fostering a sense of belonging, camaraderie, and growth.
Don't Miss Out – Join Us at SquadCon!
Whether you're attending in person in Las Vegas or virtually, SquadCon promises an unforgettable experience of knowledge-sharing, skill-building, and community-building. Join us in embracing diversity and inclusion in the infosec industry. To learn more about SquadCon and secure your spot, visit the links in the episode notes. See you at SquadCon, where we'll redefine society together!
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