A diverse, pop-up security conference challenges the industry status quo

When one of the most prominent information security conferences in the world, the RSA conference, announced its keynote speakers in February, professionals across the industry went to Twitter complain. With the exception of Monica Lewinsky — who was to give a talk titled “The Price of Shame” — every single keynote speaker was a man.

Within five days of a tweet by Alex Stamos, currently chief information security officer at Facebook, suggesting that it was time to start an “alt-conference,” a group of organizers scattered across the country announced Our Security Advocates, or OurSA 2018, a one-day alternative conference happening today in San Francisco. (A live stream will also be available.)

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