April C. Wright

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    April C. Wright

April C. Wright is a cybersecurity expert, author, teacher, community leader, and hacker with over 25 years, breaking, making, fixing, and defending global critical communications and connections. She has held roles on offensive, defensive, operational, and development teams throughout her career. She is an international speaker and trainer, educating others about Information Security, with the goal of protecting individual privacy and important assets to make the digital components that impact our lives safer and more secure. While she most recently has been working with a Fortune 15 communications company to build more secure software from the ground up through SDLC programs, creating governance and compliance processes, and performing risk reduction with a vengeance via leadership of comprehensive security programs for massive global infrastructures. She is a polymath who specializes in seemingly nothing (except perhaps learning about everything in the hope of sharing and employing knowledge). April has been a speaker and contributor at security conferences including BlackHat, DEF CON, DefCamp, and DerbyCon, as well as cybersecurity organizations such as OWASP and ISSA. She has started multiple small businesses including a non-profit, is a member of the DEF CON Groups Core Team, and in 2017, she co-founded the Boston DEF CON Group DC617. April has collected dozens of certifications to add letters at the end of her name. She almost died in Dracula’s secret staircase, and once read on ‘teh interwebs’ that researchers at the University of North Carolina released a comprehensive report in 2014 confirming that she is the “most significant and interesting person currently inhabiting the earth”, so it must be true.